Founder and Chief Scientist
Aaron Partridge received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1996, 1999, and 2003, respectively. His thesis delivered MEMS accelerometers for the NASA X-33 space plane and the first thin film encapsulated piezoresistive accelerometers. From 2001 through 2004 he was Project Manager at Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center (RTC), Palo Alto, CA, where he coordinated the MEMS resonator research. In 1987, he co-founded Atomis, Inc., a manufacturer of STM, AFM, and Ballistic Emission Electron Microscopes (BEEM), where he was Chief Scientist through 1991 when Atomis was sold to Surface Interface Inc. Atomis equipment was installed at AT&T Bell Labs, CERN, NIST, GM Research Labs, and various universities. Dr. Partridge has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific papers and holds over 60 patents. He serves on the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference IMMD subcommittee and is the Editorial Chair of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium.