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Manager, Process Engineering
Tom is Manager of the Process Engineering Area at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. His group is responsible for developing, optimizing, and scaling up chemical processes for commercialization. They strive to design chemical processes that maximize sustainability and minimize manufacturing costs while meeting stringent quality targets. Tom received his B. Sc. (Engineering Chemistry) and Ph. D. (Chemical Engineering) from Queen's University. He holds 35 US patents in a variety of materials-related areas, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Tom joined XRCC in 1992.
Business Development Manager
Matt is the Manager of Business Development for Client Services. His passion for using chemistry and materials to solve real-world problems is directed toward the development and commercialization of his clients' technologies. He is co-inventor on more than 40 U.S. patents and patent applications and his work has helped to bring new organic photoreceptor materials, printed electronics materials and a coatings platform to market. Matt's technical training includes an Honours B. Sc. in Applied Chemistry from the University of Waterloo, a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award for creating a strategically important IP portfolio. Matt joined Xerox Research Centre of Canada in 2006.
Senior R&D Manager, Analytical Services and Characterization
Karen leads a group of analytical and characterization chemists responsible for the evaluation of Xerox and external client materials. Her team works very closely with clients to develop new test methods that generate data to answer specific technical questions. Karen began her career at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada designing new polymeric particles which lead into the design of various coloured particle composites for Xerox toner technology. Karen received her Ph.D degree in polymer chemistry from McMaster University. She has published 14 external publications and holds more than 140 US patents in polymer design and nanoparticle technology. Karen joined XRCC in 1984.
Senior R&D Manager
Carolyn manages the Materials Integration and Intelligent Devices (MIID) Group and leads the 3D Materials Development Program at XRCC. The MIID Group carries out the integration of custom materials into various printing platforms, and is responsible for new devices and systems design incorporating printed electronic and hybrid electronic components. Carolyn leads a materials program for Xerox developing polymer-based materials for 3D printing platform technologies, including specialty filaments and engineered particles for 3D printing. She also leads a Research Alliance for the Canadian Campus for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (CCAMM) which conducts strategic research projects between the NRC and XRCC in areas of new materials development for future applications. Carolyn is a subject matter expert in nanocomposite materials, materials for 3D printing, and interfacial interactions, and holds 73 patents. She has MSc in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, both from the University of British Columbia, and joined XRCC in 2006.
Senior R&D Manager, Synthesis and Formulation
Jennifer manages the Synthesis and Formulation group which is responsible for designing and synthesizing small molecules and polymers, as well as formulating materials for toner, ink, printed electronic, security, and additive manufacturing applications. She leads both Xerox and external client projects across a variety of disciplines. Since joining XRCC she has been named as an inventor on more than 115 U.S. patents, primarily in the areas of ink related materials, formulations, and applications. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a DfLSS Green Belt. She currently sits on the Canadian Board for Xerox’s Women’s Caucus Group (TWA). Jennifer received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Brock University and a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. She joined XRCC as an NSERC Industrial Research Fellow in 2002.