Innovation Fellow Alumni
DAN GLUMAC, PhD (2014-2015)
Dan received the PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in piezoelectric actuators and MEMS/thin film processing. At Seagate Technology, Avanti Optics, and PolarFab, Dan performed wafer and MEMS process development which included inventing a lithography process that eliminated the purchase of additional multi-million dollar equipment.
Most recently, Dan spent over 8 years at Envoy Medical leading transducer research and development. He drove the development of next-generation transducers from component redesign through verification/validation testing, and he worked with MRI test houses to secure the MR Conditional CE mark. Dan also managed a portfolio of over 40 patents and drove new applications to keep Envoy at the forefront of future development.
In his spare time, Dan is a hobby musician and plays the saxophone (U of M Marching Band), piano, violin (Roseville String Ensemble), balalaika, & tamburitza, hockey player, and an avid gardener specializing in heirloom tomatoes and garlic.
(Last updated August 2014)