Sendyne® Management Team
John Milios, CEO
Mr. Milios was president and founder of an Inc. 500 company and VP and CTO of an S&P 500 company, both operating in the semiconductor sector. He was the lead designer of SMBus, the control bus of the Smart Battery System (SBS), the technical director of the SBS industry group and a member of the Architectural Review Board for the design of Bluetooth. Mr. Milios holds BS in Physics and MS in Automation from the University of Athens and a Ph.M. from Columbia University, and has been awarded 10 patents.
Aakar Patel, Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in business development in the energy storage and related sectors. Beginning his career at Duracell Batteries, most recently Mr. Patel was the CEO of TeckQuest, where he brought to market over 50 revenue-generating energy storage products and acted as a consultant to several leading household consumer brand companies. Previous to that, Mr. Patel was the CEO and President of Leyden Energy, an innovative battery cell manufacturer.
Ellen Gooch, Director of Marketing
Ms. Gooch has served as division director at an S&P 500 company and as a director of marketing at an Inc. 500 company. She is also the editor of a b to b publication (non-industry related) and has worked as a branding and corporate identity specialist with a NYC-based CI firm. She has written numerous articles on technology topics for a variety of industry publications and is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.
Yannis Tsividis, Chief Technical Advisor
Winner of multiple awards, including the IEEE W. R. G. Baker Prize in 1984, Mr. Tsividis is a professor of electrical engineering at Columbia University. He was the first to model and then demonstrate the first fully integrated MOS operational amplifier in 1976 and has since done extensive work in analog and mixed signal integrated circuits at the device, system, and computer simulation level. His seminal book, "Operation and Modeling of the MOS Transistor" (Oxford University Press) is now in its third edition. Mr. Tsividis holds a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley and has been awarded over 25 patents.
Robert Melville, Senior Scientist
Robert Melville did his undergraduate training at the University of Delaware,
then went on to graduate work at Cornell, culminating in a Ph. D. in Computer
Science in 1981. He was a junior faculty member at Johns Hopkins University
before joining Bell Labs in 1985. He worked at the labs for 16 years in the
areas of computer-aided design, numerical simulation of electronic circuits,
and design and fabrication of RF integrated circuits. Most recently, he has taught electrical engineering at Columbia University and served with
the United States Antarctic Program at the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole doing engineering work in support of geophysics experiments.
Dr. Melville is a member of the IEEE, has served as a professional referee for various IEEE-sponsored journals and conferences, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He co-organized a conference on numerical circuit simulation at Sandia National Labs and participated in the AT&T "Teachers and Technology" enrichment program for high-school math and science teachers.
Victor Marten, Director of Engineering
The inventor of the capacitor-based charge balancing system and an IC design specialist, Mr. Marten has been a member of the IEEE since 1986. He has held leadership positions in a variety of companies in the biomedical, instrumentation, semiconductors, HID, and power management sectors of the industry and has been awarded 22 US patents on the topics of Analog Signal Conditioning, Communications, Low Power Operations and Power Management.