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Donald L. Boyd, Ph.D.

Donald L. Boyd, Ph.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Executive Director, IT Collaboratory
Tel: 585-475-7844
E-mail: dlbpop@rit.edu

Dr. Boyd’s role with the IT Collaboratory and as Associate Provost for Outreach programs, includes university-wide industry outreach/research relations, and collaboration with the colleges and research centers at RIT to further partnerships with industry and government through investments in selected academic and research programs.



Alan D. Raisanen, Ph.D.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Director of Technology, IT Collaboratory
E-mail: adremc@rit.edu

Dr. Raisanen is the associate director of the Semiconductor Micro-systems Fabrication Laboratory and a Distinguished Researcher at RIT, and will be responsible for overseeing the research programs and the establishement of the new laboratory facilities and equipment of the IT Collaboratory. For six years Dr. Raisanen was a research assistant at the University of Minnesota working on interfacial phenomena in thin films. He continued this research as a postdoctoral fellow at Xerox Corporate Wilson Research Center. While at Xerox he held leadership positions in microelectronic engineering. He is an expert in process development, equipment engineering and installation, yield management, failure analysis and manufacturing support.



Michael Dwyer
Rochester Institute of Technology
Director of Operations, IT Collaboratory
E-mail: mdwyer@mail.rit.edu

Mike will manage the day to day operations of the STAR Center including partner relationships, reporting, finance & administration, contracting, technology transfer and new business development. He joined RIT in 2002 with more than 25 years in engineering, marketing, and business-unit management. His most recent position was vice president and general manager for Signaling Products at ALSTOM Signaling, a $120 million supplier of transportation management systems. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing for ABB Automation, a $1.3 billion supplier of automation systems to the chemical, pharmaceutical, paper, and textiles industry.



Paras Prasad, Ph.D.

Paras Prasad, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
Executive Director, Institute of Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics

Dr. Prasad directs and coordinates the activities of the IT Collaboratory for the Institute of Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo. Dr. Prasad holds the rank of distinguished professor—the highest in the New York State university system—of chemistry, physics, medicine and electrical engineering, and holds the Samuel P. Capen Chair at the University at Buffalo. He established the internationally recognized Photonics Research Laboratory, which forms the core of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics.



Alexis Claire, Ph.D.

Alexis Claire, Ph.D.
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Dr. Clare directs and coordinates the activities of the IT Collaboratory for the NYS College of Ceramics, Alfred University. She is professor of glass science, and was awarded the 2000 Vittorio Gottardi Prize for Glass Science given by the International Commission on Glass for Research and Education.