Thomas Russell is the CEO and co-founder of Mesoline. After earning a bachelor’s in physics from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, Thomas moved to Los Angeles to complete his master’s degree at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he studied the application of microchannel particle deposition (MPD) technology under prof. Harry Atwater.
In 2017 he spun-out Mesoline from this research, which led to him being recognized as a Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur in 2019. In the same year, after relocating to the Netherlands to expand Mesoline, Thomas raised a $2.5M Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission and several $M from private investors, which enabled him to further accelerate the development of the MPD technology to a reliable process.
Currently, he’s working on ensuring further growth of the company, market entry of Mesoline with the MPD technology and overseeing the buildup of a new production facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
About Mesoline’s Emerging 3D Micro Printing Technology, Microchannel Particle Deposition (MPD), Used for MEMS & Sensors
Microchannel particle deposition (MPD) is a wafer-scale thick-film deposition process used to accurately and in a scalable way deposit nanoparticles. Unique features include: 1) full wafers patterning in 15-minutes, 2) structures can be deposited with a size ranging from 1 – 50 microns and with high aspect ratios up to 5 and 3) full 3D-control of the printed structures. In addition, I can share some of the applications we’re focusing on such as: 1) printing sensing electrodes for metal oxide gas sensors, 2) printing of getters for microbolometers and 3) printing of porous electrodes for biosensing applications.
Metal oxide gas sensor example: Traditionally, sensing elements of metal oxide gas sensors are fabricated using drop-casting. Our MPD process is used as a superior alternative to fabricate these MOX sensors as its 10x more scalable, further reduces the form factor and lowers the power consumption by 5x. In addition, our MPD technology allows for the deposition of sensing element arrays, which enables detection of environmental gasses for safety, wildfire detection, methane detection, NOx/greenhouse gases.
Mesoline has developed and is scaling up a fundamentally new micro-fabrication process, micro-channel particle deposition (MPD), used to deposit nanomaterials. This wafer-scale thick-film deposition process is a cost-effective and scalable platform technology that enables next generation semiconductor devices such as MEMS & Sensors and other ultra-miniaturized products.
Founded in 2017, Mesoline is headquartered in the Netherlands and enjoys strong financials. Mesoline provides MPD as a contract manufacturing service to semiconductor companies.
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