Miles Barr, PhD is co-founder and CEO of Ubiquitous Energy and a member of the Board of Directors. Barr has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as an Innovator Under 35 and by Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy. Barr holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT, where he developed vapor deposition technologies for organic electronics. At MIT, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and winner of the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for innovations in solar energy and thin-film electronics. Barr holds bachelor’s degrees from Vanderbilt University in Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, and Music.
Ian Millard, PhD is VP of Engineering at Ubiquitous Energy. Millard has worked extensively in the development of OLED display technologies and materials for organic electronics over the past two decades. This has included materials and device R&D at Cambridge Display Technology, pilot process and manufacturing at OSRAM, and equipment development at Kateeva. Millard has built and led development activities worldwide with a focus on establishing manufacturable technologies and processes. Millard holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Leicester University and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, England.
Damon Hess is VP of Sales at Ubiquitous Energy. Hess has served on executive teams of startups CollegeNet, Elemental Technologies, and Pixelworks, where he opened offices in Taiwan and China. He has built high-tech component sales and support organizations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia with both internal teams and third-party distribution networks. Hess earned an undergraduate degree in Chinese as a Presidential Scholar at Whittier College and a Master’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Veeral Hardev is Director of Business Development at Ubiquitous Energy. Hardev has over a decade of experience commercializing novel nano-materials products for the electronics industry. This includes his time at Nanosys, Inc. where he led materials development, product management, and business development. Hardev was one of the inventors of the company’s now-commercialized QDEF® technology for displays and secured multi-million dollar development programs with leading consumer electronics companies. Hardev holds a MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business, a BS in Materials Science, and a BA in Economics from UCLA.
Vladimir Bulović, PhD is a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy and a member of the Board of Directors. Bulović is Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, Associate Dean for Innovation, co-director of the eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center, and an MIT Energy Initiative council member. He is the inventor of over 50 U.S. patents and has worked extensively in the field of OLEDs, quantum confined systems, solar energy, organic electronics and J-aggregates. Bulović co-founded QD Vision, Inc. in 2004 and Kateeva, Inc. in 2007. He holds a BSE and PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University.
Richard Lunt, PhD is a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Lunt is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University, and is an expert in excitonic materials for solar energy and thin-film electronics. He has worked extensively in the field of excitonic photovoltaics and electronics for nearly a decade, winning an NSF CAREER Award, a DuPont Young Professor Award, the GPEC Solar Energy Innovation Award, and a MassCEC Catalyst Award . Lunt holds a BChE from the University of Delaware and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.
Arunas Chesonis is a member of the Board of Directors at Ubiquitous Energy. Chesonis is currently CEO of Sweetwater Energy and most recently served as Chairman and CEO of PAETEC Holding Corp., which he founded in 1998 and sold to Windstream Corp. in 2011. He previously served as President of ACC Corp. until it was purchased by TCG/AT&T in 1998. Chesonis is a member of the MIT Energy Initiative External Advisory Board and is a trustee of the University of Rochester. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from MIT and an MBA and Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rochester.
Susan Casey Stone is a member of the Board of Directors at Ubiquitous Energy and is Founder and CEO at Sierra Wasatch Capital. Stone was previously a Senior Vice President in the Media and Entertainment Group at Houlihan Lokey, where she provided strategic advice on buy-side, sell-side, leveraged buyout and minority investment transactions, and a Vice President in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at J.P. Morgan Securities in New York. Stone holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.