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Brian Bircumshaw, Ph.D.

Vice President, Transducer Technology

Brian is Exo’s Vice President of Transducer Technology and an expert in the design, process, and foundry commercialization of micro-mechanical integrated circuits (MEMS) sensors. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the MEMS field, having worked on the design and fabrication of piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers (pMUTs), pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyrometers, resonators, micromirrors, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and magnetometers. 

 

He has helped deliver millions of chips into consumer devices, brought to market a field test for heroin, and developed one of the most accurate tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). He has experience with a large cross-section of the semiconductor/MEMS industry.

 

Prior to Exo, Brian was Director of MEMS at Fairchild / ON Semiconductor, responsible for operations and MEMS Process for the FIS series of 6DOF products. At ThermoFisher Scientific, he served as Principal Engineer, heading MEMS chip manufacturing for the microPHAZIR NIR spectrometer and the heroin testing SERS strips for the TruNarc narcotics analyzer. Brian was also the Senior MEMS Design Engineer at LV Sensor.

 

Brian holds a Ph.D. in MEMS from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in England, and a B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has served as a Churchill Scholar, Rotary International Ambassador, and a Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.