NSTI Fall Course Series
Brent M. Segal
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Brent M. Segal is a Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Nantero, a
leading Nanotechnology company where he oversees operations roles focusing on
partnerships, involving companies such as LSI Logic, BAE Systems and ASM
Lithography. He assists Nantero with intellectual property management and
government programs involving the Navy and various agencies.
He is an active member of the steering committee of the Massachusetts
Nanotechnology Initiative (MNI), executive member of the Massachusetts
NanoExchange (MNE) and a member of the New England Nanomanufacturing Center for
Enabling Tools (NENCET) Industrial Advisory Board and a member of the planning
board for Nanotech 2006. He sits on the Board of Directors of Coretomic, of
Burlington, Vermont and ENS Biopolymer, Inc of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He is an active fundraiser, helping Nantero to raise more than $36 M in three
private equity rounds and government programs. He previously ran laboratory
operations at Metaprobe LLC, where he also assisted in raising more than $5 M in
private equity financing. He was a Research Associate at Nycomed Salutar, Inc.
where he secured several new patents involving novel X-ray contrast agents for
He received his PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2000 and has
published frequently in journals including Journal of the American Chemical
Society, Inorganic Chemistry, and various IEEE publications, including one in
which Nantero was named one of the top ten companies for the next ten years. He
is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars such as COMDEX,
NANOTECH 2005 and the annual National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) meeting on
the topic of nanotechnology intellectual property creation and management to
move Nanotechnology from the laboratory to fabrication.
He is co-author of over 50 patents and has worked extensively on intellectual
property creation and protection issues at both Nycomed and Metaprobe. He is a
graduate of Reed College, with a degree in Biochemistry.
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