Dr. Nalin Kumar

UHV Technologies, Inc.
450 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-820-1500 (Ph):: 817-820-1510 (Fax) :: 817-880-3880 (Cell)
e-mail: kumarmaple@aol.com
Major Scientific Achievements
  • 62 issued US patents in last 10 years (almost 1 patent every two months)
  • Invention of Nano-crystalline Diamond Field Emitters used for flat panel displays, nano-electronics, vacuum microelectronics, electronic coolers, high power RF devices, nano/micro-satellite thrusters and UV sensors. My 30 patents in this area are licensed to Canon and a consortium of Japanese companies for display manufacturing.
  • Invention of ‘NanoBench’, an individually addressable Carbon Nanotube Array useful for real time single molecule studies, nano-fluidics & single molecule fluidics, DNA sequencing, nanostructure synthesis, cell migration studies and study of electric field on cells/tissues.
  • Invention of a field emission thermoelectric cooler that has the potential of increasing the efficiency of state-of-the-art coolers by a factor of 5-10.
  • Independent development of aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) field emission cathodes and demonstration of electron emission at field in the 1-3 volts per micrometer range. These are useful for applications such as flat panel displays, x-ray sources and electronic coolers.

Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Nano-crystalline Diamond Thin Films
Field Emission Cathodes and their Applications 
Advanced Electronic, Semiconductor and Photonic Materials & Devices
Semiconductor Processing and Advanced Multi-Chip Module Packaging
Government Funded Research Grants (almost $10 M in last 10 years)
New Technology and IP Development
New Project and Facility Start-Up and Management 

Ph.D. in Microelectronics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, June 1988.
Thesis Topic: Development of a Multi-Layer Metallization Scheme Using Titanium Nitride as a Diffusion Barrier GPA: 3.85.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, Oct. 1985.
Thesis Topic: A Process Control Technique for Reactive Sputtering Using Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry GPA: 4.0.
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Communications, Punjabi University, India, June, 1983 Second in University

6/98-to-date President
UHV Technologies, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054Responsibilities include management and operation of government funded projects, cold cathode research, advanced materials and equipment development, various R&D programs, and new product development. Received 18 federal and state funded R&D grants for the development of various innovative technologies, mainly field emission cathodes and nano-materials. Also managed the development of fiber optic and other photonic components under Lightmatrix Technologies, Inc. (a spin-off of UHV Technologies). In addition, started International Delta Systems as a subsidiary of UHV Technologies, and increased its sales from zero to $6 million in 2001. Customers included Ford, Timex, GE, Dupont, Nortel and Corning.1/00-to-3/02 President and Chief Operating Officer
LightMatrix Technologies, Inc., (spin-off from UHV Tech.)Launched a spin-off company based on optical thin films and the invention of cylindrical hollow cathode magnetron for fiber optical coatings. Responsibilities include technical direction, marketing and day-to-day management of various projects on fiber optic component development. Raised $22 million through venture funding. Developed commercial products in the first year and increased revenue from zero to several million per year before leaving the Company.6/1997-5/98 MTS/Consultant
Sarnoff Corporation, Princeton, NJ 08540Responsibilities include Electrostatic Deposition of Pharmaceutical drugs for tablet making and inhalers, Plasma Displays, Field Emission Display and other programs, and new project development.4/96-5/97 Director of R&D, Technology and IP
SI Diamond Technology, Inc., Austin, TX 78727

Responsibilities include technical direction of SIDT’s Diamond Field Emission Display (FED) and other programs, development of Internal R&D projects, and new product development.

1993- 4/96 Director of Technology and Intellectual Property
SI Diamond Technology, Inc., Austin, TX 78727Initiated and led the diamond field emission display (DFED) research and development effort. Leading a team of more than 50 scientists and engineers as the principal investigator of a $7.3 million project to develop a portable laptop computer display screen. Also, responsible for forecasting, planning and overseeing the technology and product development through out the company and its subsidiaries. In addition, helped the management team take SIDT public and raise $40 million for DFED technology development. Currently, this technology is licensed to Canon (a non-exclusive license was granted in 2000 for $5 million) and a consortium of several Japanese companies, developing and selling products based on this technology.1992-93 Manager, Materials Research and Development Group
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp., AustinResponsible for thin film R&D in advanced electronic packaging and flat panel displays. Major accomplishments included invention, development and licensing (to SI Diamond Technology, Inc.) of the DFED technology, development of direct write liquid metal ion source technology for repair of high density interconnect substrates and development of alternate methods for MCM substrate fabrication.1991-92 Senior Member of Technical Staff, HVE Program
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp., AustinProject leader for the Enabling Technologies Project, a $2.75M per year R&D effort at MCC. Supervised the development of advanced polymers, various direct metal write technologies, and large area die attach materials. Initiated the effort on diamond thin films for both electronic packaging and flat panel display applications which led to the invention of low work function nano-crystalline diamond technology. 

1989-1990 Member of Technical Staff, HTS Program
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp., AustinResponsible for the materials and device development required by various projects in the MCC superconductivity program. Major accomplishments during this thin film research included invention of a new superconducting wire fabrication process, in-situ deposition of high transition temperature superconductor thin films by evaporation and sputtering, thin oxide films for tunnel barriers, deposition of niobium and RF bias sputtered silicon oxide for Nb/SiO2 multi-layer substrates.1988-1990 Member of Technical Staff, PI Program
Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp., AustinResponsible for the electronic materials processing technology in the copper polyimide multi-chip module development. Achievements included medium film copper deposition by evaporation, intrinsic stress control in copper, copper orientation control for an-isotropic etching, and adhesion promotion using ion-enhanced deposition.1985-1988 Research Associate, ECE Department
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PAResponsible for development of Thin Film and Ion Beam Laboratory, development of various thin film processes, and overseeing five graduate students’ research. Major accomplishments included development of a titanium nitride thin film barrier technology for silicon on sapphire integrated circuits that went into production at RCA, and later into production at almost all semiconductor plants throughout the world.