Joan Stanescu has a fifteen year track record of delivering critical milestones on development and manufacturing programs while advancing at Fortune 500 firms: Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies, Chartered Silicon Partners (HP joint venture), IBM and DuPont. She had roles as technology manager in new product development, project management, engineering and manufacturing. Her process technology experience spans semiconductor, optoelectronics and MEMs, with hands-on expertise in characterization and fabrication equipment such as SEM, TEM, FTIR, AFM, FIB, CMP, Implant, Metallization, Anneal and 3D Printing. Recent dual roles include developing industry-academic relationships/contracts as an Industry Liaison Associate at Lehigh University’s Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology and initiating events for the Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN). The LNN is a professional society of 200+ industrial and academic members that grew 5 fold under her guidance. Presently, she is midway thru a graduate degree in Technical Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University where she has completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.