Dan moved to Micralyne following his tenure as Director of nanoAlberta, an Alberta government initiative to expand the province’s research and industrial capacity in nanotechnology. Adept at identifying, summarizing and communicating critical market information, Dan is a key conduit between Micralyne’s customers and the company’s engineering and technical experts.
Dan has a proven track record of working with all levels of business leaders globally (C-level, purchasing, quality, engineering), and representing customer interests inside the Company. His exceptional analytical skills help Micralyne’s customers take a broad and long-term view and develop innovative MEMs solutions. Dan is a valued contributor to Micralyne’s strategic planning cycles, growth and sustainability and recognized by peers for his customer-facing work.
Dan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science and holds certifications in Supervisory and Management Development and Change Management.
Glen Fitzpatrick was a founding manager of the Sensors and Actuators Lab at the University of Alberta. Privatized in 1998, that lab evolved into Micralyne Inc. Glen focuses on innovation at Micralyne and bringing best practices to the solutions offered to Micralyne’s customers. His role is to advance Micralyne’s state-of-the-art and emerging trends in MEMS technology at the device, process, and equipment levels. He is also a principal internal consultant on device design and performance, and fabrication process development and troubleshooting.
Glen’s contributions include several breakthroughs, including developed processes for glass micromachining for microfluidics, and has contributed to a textbook on the topic. He also has a design and patent award for a high speed( 10 MHz), electrically configurable linear array diffraction grating, as well as all-silicon ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) devices. His prior work includes a glass/silicon-based architecture for micro-mirror devices. He designed mechanical and electronic industrial control systems prior to being drawn to the MEMS world.
Glen has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
and has contributed to a text book on Microfluidics.
James Funke joined Micralyne in January 2012, bringing over twenty five years of cross-functional business experience, including Manufacturing, Product Design, Project and Engineering Management, Marketing, Quality, Information and Communications technology, Production and Administration.
James’ core competencies are in driving project execution, on-time customer delivery and the mentoring of young talent. He has led product development for applications as diverse as in military naval vessels, building power systems and electronic power protection.
James holds 15 patents, mainly in next-generation technologies. He has also served as chair or past chair on standard-making committees within the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Canadian Standards Association, and Standards Council of Canada. James is a registered Professional Engineer, holds a Masters of Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary.