Electronics, Hi Tech



KAVEH BAKHTARI, PhD

Kaveh is a business oriented technology leader with proven capability of directing interdisciplinary teams, developing and delivering technology products at different stages from concept to market. He has considerable technical depth in technology areas of semiconductor fabrication, nanotechnology, medical devices and advanced manufacturing with over 20 patents, book chapters and scientific articles across these fields.

He is the former head of electron beam division at Hitachi Zosen, a $5Billion Japanese company, where he established the operations in US and Japan and led the new division commercializing electron accelerator technology for FDA regulated markets. Prior to that, he was at AEB, a venture-backed startup with $65Million in funding. Kaveh was responsible for planning and executing development of AEB’s flagship products in partnership with the executive team and ultimately directed the technology transfer through the core IP acquisition to Hitachi Zosen.

Earlier, he was heavily involved in early stage product development and R&D efforts working on instruments and subsystems that control, power and monitor critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes at MKS Instruments.

He is currently VP of R&D at Transient Electronics, overseeing technology transfer from a number of universities as well as product development and manufacturing scale up. The first line of products includes a suite of implantable, tunable and fully bio-degradable medical electronic devices for nerve stimulation. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for NanoOPS, a startup with a disruptive technology for printing nano and micro-electronics and sensors.

Kaveh has also held a variety of consulting positions, providing technical due diligence, technology roadmap, business development, early stage product development and next generation products for the past 15 years for global clients in Switzerland, Germany, Argentina, Japan, and US.