Rick Brown is the CEO and co-founder of Odyssey Semiconductor, Inc. He has 19 years of experience in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices, mainly specializing in gallium nitride and related materials. Prior to Odyssey Semiconductor, he was a visiting scientist at Cornell University where he worked on developing gallium nitride-based transistors for radio frequency communications applications and also was a founding member and device scientist at Avogy, Inc. (a Khosla Ventures company). Rick holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
After earning his doctorate, James Shealy held a dual appointment at Cornell as a research associate and at General Electric as a principal staff scientist. He joined the faculty in 1987 and is active in developing Cornell's laboratory research in compound semiconductor materials and related graduate courses. Prior to Odyssey Semiconductor, he has served as a founding member of both Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) and RF Nitro Communications, which was acquired by RF Micro Devices (RFMD). James holds a B.S. from NC State University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.