Kenneth D. Singer, Ph.D.
Kenneth D. Singer is the Founder and President of Folio Photonics LLC. Dr. Singer is the Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics and Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He spent eight years at Bell Laboratories as both a Member and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff before joining CWRU’s faculty. He is the Founding Director of the Engineering Physics degree program and an Associate Director for the NSF Center for Layered Polymer Systems (CLiPS). Singer is a leading expert in nonlinear optics, optical and electronic properties, and devices formed from organic materials with over 200 publications in these subject areas and several patents. Moreover, he leads the CLiPS research platform on Optic and Electronic Systems, where this idea emerged. Organizing a team of about 10 researchers, he helped realize the first demonstration and its progress towards commercialization.
Irina Shiyanovskaya, Ph.D.
Irina Shiyanovskaya serves as Vice-President, Operations and Technology overseeing operations, technology, product and business development. She has served as Principal Scientist and R&D/NPD Manager in several startups and was Principal Investigator in many government and industrial grants. She authored over 50 publications and 11 patents in optics, organic electronics, flexible displays and photophysics. She serves as a technical advisor to several Fortune 500 companies. Irina has Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, MS in Materials Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Education from Weatherhead School of Management. She is Adjunct Professor of Physics at Case Western Reserve University.
Maria has been in Accounting and Finance for over two decades. During this time, she has provided financial management services for 9 companies based in countries from Mexico to China where she has been Controller and CFO. Maria has used her skills to help start companies, as well as improve established ones. Maria has a Master in Business Administration.