Mr. Pedro Gil-Alburquerque, President and Co-Founder
Pedro has over 15 years of executive experience, having previously served as CEO of Telefonica Yellow Pages TPI and Assits Telefonica in Brazil, and Executive Vice-President of Cable and Wireless Panamá. Pedro co-founded Publitel, is the co-founder and Chairman of CM America, and serves on the Board of Directors of DAS Photonics and Prosolia North America.
Ms. Gema Llull-Peñalba, Director
Gema is a specialist in corporate development and strategic planning, and has developed her professional career at the telecom operator Cable & Wireless and Case Technology. Gema currently serves as Director of PrincipiaTech Valencia and Operations Manager of Cambridge NanoTools.
Mr. Julian E. Bailliet, Director
Julian spent 8 years as a corporate and real estate lawyer, focusing on venture capital financing, M&A, and real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasings. He currently serves as President of Prosolia North America.
Dr. Fernando Castaño
Fernando is a technical advisor and founding partner of both Principia Tech and Principia Tech Valencia. He has a PhD in Physics from Sheffield University (UK) and a BSc/MSc in Solid State Physics from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). He worked over eight years in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, developing devices at both the Nanostructures Laboratory (NSL) and the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). In 2008 he joined Siliken S.A. as Head of the R&D division and Director of the high-efficiency solar cell pilot line.
Technology Advisory Board
Prof. Henry I. Smith, Technology Advisory Board President and Founding Member PrincipiaTech
Henry is a co-Director of the Nanostructures Laboratory at MIT and a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the APS, AVS, MRS, OSA and Sigma Xi. He is the recipient of the Cledo Brunetti Award of the IEEE and the Baccus Award of SPIE. Henry is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the NanoStructures Laboratory (NSL). His research includes nanofabrication, electronic and photonic devices, and novel applications of nanostructures. He and his co-workers are responsible for a number of innovations in nanostructures technology and applications including: conformable-photomask lithography, x-ray lithography, the phase-shift mask, the attenuating phase shifter, spatial-phase-locked e-beam lithography, achromatic-interference lithography, spatial-frequency doubling and coherent-diffraction lithography, immersion photolithography, zone-plate-array lithography, interferometric alignment, graphoepitaxy, subboundary entrainment, templated self-assembly, and a variety of quantum-effect, short-channel, single-electron, nanomagnetic, photonic-crystal and microphotonic devices.
Prof. Carl V. Thompson, Founding Member PrincipiaTech
Carl is an SMA Fellow in the Singapore-MIT Alliance Program and Co-Chair of the Program for Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems in the Singapore-MIT Alliance.
Prof. Edwin L. Thomas, Founding Member PrincipiaTech
Edwin (Ned) is the head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Morris Cohen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Founding director of the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies.