Northrop Rice Nanotechnology Center Faculty
Anthony F. Laviano
Dr. Anthony F. Laviano is the former Executive Director of the Nanotechnology Center, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) College of Business Administration and Founder and Executive Director of NANOWorld®, an organization that focuses on nanotechnology education, application and use. He frequently lectures of nanotechnology topic such as developing nano engineers and managers. His work centers on advanced technology and products for commercial, defense and dual-use applications; cross-industry technology transition; and evolving domestic and international market opportunities. Dr. Laviano was formerly a program manger for advanced technical programs, an R&D staff member and a member of the Patent Committee for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. His background encompasses engineering, finance, manufacturing, marketing, pricing, negotiation and strategic alliances. His technical experience includes aerospace and power electronics, software development, system architecture, and terrestrial and satellite communication systems.
Active in many industry organizations, Dr. Laviano is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), who has served the association in a variety of roles, including Coastal Los Angeles Section Nanotechnology Network Chairman, and member of the Standards Association and ECI Board of Directors. He received the IEEE Los Angeles Council’s Distinguished Service Award. His other memberships include: the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council for nanotechnology, the Northrop Rice Aviation Institute of Technology Advisory Board, the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance (LARTA) Nanotechnology working Group and the Power Sources Manufacturer’s Association. Dr. Laviano received a doctorate in Business Administration from Nova southeastern University, Fla., a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, Calif., and a bachelor’s degree from St Charles College, Pa. He graduated from the Army Language School as a Chinese linguist.
Dr. Lowe received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science from the University of California, Davis in 1978 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1982. His diverse career spans roles in university research and teaching, national laboratory research and management, and executive leadership in the nanotechnology business sector. Recent technical leadership roles include serving as Deputy Director of the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), President and CEO of Technanogy, one of the world’s first and largest nanotechnology incubator companies, co-founder and CEO of Metallicum, and Program Director for LANL’s Science and Technology Base Programs. He currently leads an organization at LANL that is establishing new laboratory-wide systems and processes to assure and improve the laboratory’s performance of its science and technology missions.
Over the past 12 years, Dr. Lowe has been passionately engaged in the emergence of nanoscience and nanoscale technology, with special focus on nanomaterials and commercialization of the benefits they offer. In relation to this focus, he has over 80 technical papers, 3 patents, and 5 edited books to his credit. He has also served as a member/advisor of multiple national and international companies, boards, and technical committees, including his current role leading the nanotechnology subcommittee of the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council. He is an Adjunct Professor of Clemson University and of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Bruno John Vieri
Dr. Bruno Vieri is currently an industry consultant providing technical and management services in the fields of digital imaging systems, patents, education and mentoring. He has extensive experience in research and engineering, the incubation of new technologies, the professional development of technical people and in intellectual property and contracts. Before his recent retirement from Xerox Corporation he managed a large advanced technology portfolio and worked with company technical centers in the US, Canada, the UK and France and at Fuji-Xerox, an affiliate in Japan. He is an electrical engineer by profession, with a Ph.D. from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the IET (UK), a Senior Member of the IEEE (USA) and active in volunteer work for both organizations.
Kevin D. Maloney
Mr. Maloney's seasoned investment, managerial, sales and marketing experience has significantly contributed to QuantumSphere's global exposure and rapid business growth over the last six years. Prior to co-founding QuantumSphere, Mr. Maloney was vice president of institutional sales and marketing at First American Corp.'s (NYSE: FAF) Capital Management and Trust Division. Previously, Mr. Maloney served as a compliance officer and registered principal at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), an institutional investment advisory firm with over $700 billion in assets under management that services endowment funds, foundations and pension plans. He has raised funds for numerous private equity placements and held NASD Series 7, 26, 63 and 65 securities licenses. Mr. Maloney is an instructor for Loyola Marymount University's Nanotechnology Certificate Program and a frequent panelist at various industry conferences. He holds board seats for non-profit nanotech organizations, IAnano & NanoBioNexus and is a member of the NanoBusiness Alliance and the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is also an active board member for the Orange County YMCA. Mr. Maloney has been awarded two U.S. patents and earned his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) is a leading manufacturer of advanced catalytic materials and a developer of high performance electrode devices and related technologies for multiple clean-energy and electronics applications. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, QSI is driven by a mission to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources through continuous innovation and refinement of its advanced catalytic materials and electrode devices.
Dr. Gary Fujii is President and CEO of Molecular Express a subsidiary of Molecular GPS Technologies™ which is a research and development technology company specializing in the application of life science technologies to address market needs across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company’s lipid and “Molecular Guided Particle System” (Molecular GPS™) delivery platform is the basis for many active programs targeting anti-cancer therapeutics, drug delivery systems, vaccines, and nanoparticulate drug delivery technologies. Dr. Fujii has extensive experience in formulating commercial liposome products and in membrane protein structure and function. He was formerly the Director of Gene Delivery for NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Gilead Sciences, Inc.). Dr. Fujii received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Bernard Rue earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands, MBA from Pepperdine University and PhD from California Coast University. He is the founder of Manufacturing Technology Management (MTM) and president of Operations Consulting Company, LLC (OCC), and as an active advocate for the development of Nanotechnology in the electronics manufacturing com-munity, has served as the Vice chairman of the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Nanotechnology Network. Prior to founding MTM and joining OCC, Dr. Rue was the Operations Program Manager as well as senior manager for various optomechanical and radar products and general manager of the radar systems antenna manufacturing facility at Raytheon Systems Company. He was the manager of the microelectronic development operation at Hughes Aircraft Company. He also served as the product line manager for microprocessor and memory products at Teledyne Microelectronics.
Anthony D. Patino
Dr. Anthony D. Patino is an assistant professor of marketing at Loyola Marymount University. He earned a bachelor of arts in mathematics from Drew University, a masters in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. After completing his MBA, he worked for ten years in various entertainment positions predominantly at ABC television. He also completed projects with Towson University and Sony Entertainment. After several years in entertainment , he embarked on a PhD in marketing from Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his PhD while teaching at Loyola College of Maryland and the University of Delaware. Dr. Patino research centers on advertising effectiveness and consumer behavior.
J. Micheal Rice
Mr. J. Micheal Rice earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in Architectural Engineering, and a MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He is the President of Aerolearn, Inc. a web-based education company that develops and delivers technical courses for aviation and nanotechnology. Prior to his position at Aerolearn, he was President of Northrop Rice USA. and Chief Administrative Officer of Northrop Rice Aviation Institute of Technology. He has extensive experience in formal technical education, curriculum development, school accreditation and e-learning education. As Project Manager for the national aviation mechanic program in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he directed the startup, administration and a transition of a 1000 student school to the government of Malaysia. As a member of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) he is active in technical education delivery to FAA Repair Stations and Aviation Maintenance Technicians schools throughout the U.S.