Industry Panel

Industry Panel

Brian Homeijer, PH.D.
Sandia National Laboratories

Brian Homeijer

Brian Homeijer is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) specializing in MEMS inertial sensor technologies.  He is currently championing multiple efforts including the development of MEMS sensors for current and future nuclear deterrence (ND) modernization programs.  He has also previously served as PI/Co-PI on multiple programs with DARPA, AFRL, DTRA, and MDA working with industry partners.  Prior to working at SNL, Brian worked at Hewlett Packard Corporation where he led the design development of MEMS seismometers for oil and gas exploration.  He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Sunil bhardwaj
Alphawave semi

Sunil Bhardwaj

With 20+ years of experience, Sunil is a seasoned leader of global engineering, operations and business teams in semiconductors. He currently leads the custom silicon group operations at Alphawave Semi, where he is responsible for end-to-end chip operations from customers to revenue to silicon supply chain and product shipments. Prior to Alphawave, Sunil led the Operations team at SiFive, global IP technical sales at Cadence and multiple engineering roles at startups and public companies. He is passionate about the opportunities of next-generation silicon infrastructure in AI, cloud, networking, and beyond. Sunil completed his MBA from UC Berkeley, a memorable MS on Noise in MEMS Microphones under Dr. Nishida at UF and BTech from IIT Kanpur. Outside of work, Sunil enjoys movies, music and hanging out with good company and volunteers at his local schools, robotics and debate events. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and three kids and has been dreaming about visiting UF and Florida again!


David Mills

David Mills is the President at IC2. Prior to joining IC2, David earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida as a member of the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group in 2010 and 2014, respectively. David’s education and background is in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors for high-temperature and harsh environments as well as MEMS wall shear stress and pressure sensors developed primarily for the aerospace industry.

Jeotikanta mohapatra, PH.D.

Jeotikanta Mohapatra

Dr. Mohapatra has received a PhD in Nanotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has masters degrees in materials science and physics, as well as a bachelors in physics. He is currently the Senior Research Scientist in the R&D department at Molekule, a nanotechnology company that specializes in air purification. He is published in numerous journals and book chapters, and has spoken extensively about the subject in 47 conference presentations.