One of the presentations at the DEMO fall 2008 conference was not like the others. Amidst a flock of Web 2.0 startups, Microstaq showed a MEMS (systems) device that controls the flow of coolant in air conditioners. On this edition of Interviews with Innovators, host Jon Udell speaks with, Microstaq's VP of Engineering Mark Luckevich, who explains how silicon-based MEMS valves can improve process efficiency and reduce cost in a wide range of flow control applications.
Mark Luckevich has over 20 years of control system design and development experience in hydraulic and pneumatic flow control. As Chief Engineer over chassis control systems at TRW Automotive, he was involved in the design and development of ABS, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control systems for the global market. He was also instrumental in new product R&D and developed controls for advanced products including by-wire systems, active damping and roll control. As an Engineering Manager at Allied-Signal Aerospace, Luckevich was responsible for the design and development of cabin pressure control systems along with other flight critical controls.
This free podcast is from our Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators series.