Dr. Robert G. Andosca www.linkedin.com/in/randosca is the Co-founder and CEO/CTO of INVIZA® LLC www.inviza.com. INVIZA® is a FashTech MedTech self-charging, concealed in YOUR own apparel and footwear wearables technology company. INVIZA® is a kathy ireland® Small Business Network | kathy ireland® Worldwide www.kathyireland.com partner company, which is majority owned, founded, and led by amazing women!
Dr. Andosca has 30+ years’ experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) including Connected Car, Industrial IoT and Wearable Technology, and the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors and semiconductor integrated circuit industries. Dr. Andosca is passionate about the convergence of technologies, forming highly collaborative teams and strategic partnerships, marketing, and MEMS/sensors and energy harvesting (EH), including mechanical/electromagnetic and piezoelectric, thermal, and photovoltaic/solar) technologies for many IoT and wearable technology applications.
Dr. Andosca’s professional experience ranges from C-level to operational to engineering management, business development, and strategic marketing positions, and has been a scientist and engineer focusing on many MEMS/sensor products. Dr. Andosca is the founder and former CEO/CTO of MicroGen Systems Inc. for over a decade, which developed piezo-MEMS vibration EH successfully at Cornell University and transferred to high volume production in Germany. Dr. Andosca raised $12M for MicroGen, including an $8M Series A (two tranches) round and $4M in government grants and revenue. He has held director and other senior level positions at Advanced Energy Inc., Smart Systems & Technology Center, Lilliputian Systems, Umicore, Corning IntelliSense, Clare Corporation, Lockheed Martin, and Irvine Sensors, and is an adjunct professor in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Andosca earned his Ph.D. from The University of Vermont www.uvm.edu in Materials Science/Electrical Engineering and Physics in 2012. His dissertation research was on theoretical and experimental studies of piezo-MEMS vibration EH devices and sensors. He also holds an M.S. in Materials Science from UVM, and B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from USNH, Keene State College. He is an author on twelve (12) published scientific papers and is an inventor on twenty-five (25) issued US and international patents and has another fifteen (15) pending. He was cited by EE Times as one of ‘Twelve Movers and Shakers in MEMS’ and in MEMS Trends, MIT Technology Review and Scientific American magazines. Dr. Andosca has been an invited Keynote speaker over 10X and an invited speaker over 30X worldwide on IoT, Wearables, MEMS/sensors and energy harvesting.