Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Dr. Fitzgerald founded the company in 2003. She has over 17 years of engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication and product development. Having developed more than a dozen distinct MEMS devices, such as piezoresistive cantilevers, ultrasound transducers, and infrared imagers, she advises clients on the entire technology development cycle, from business and IP strategy, to initial design and prototyping, to foundry transfer. She is a recognized expert on reliability of brittle materials. Prior to founding AMFitzgerald, Dr. Fitzgerald worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Sigpro, and Sensant Corporation, now part of Siemens. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT and her doctorate from Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Fitzgerald has numerous journal publications, holds six patents, and is a frequent lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford University and professional meetings. She currently serves on the Governing Council of the MEMS Industry Group.