Inertial MEMS sensor maker Qualtre names engineering leader

February 2, 2012 — Qualtré, silicon MEMS inertial sensors developer, appointed Dr. Ijaz Jafri as VP of engineering, responsible for all aspects of product development and commercialization. Jafri has 16+ years of experience in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductors, including inertial MEMS, optical MEMS, radio frequency MEMS, microfluidics, MEMS relays/switches and gas sensors.

Prior to joining Qualtré, Dr. Ijaz Jafri held key engineering leadership posts at Honeywell International (Sensing, Guidance and Navigation Center of Excellence), Corning Inc. (Electromechanical Design and Applications), and GT Equipment Technologies / GT Solar (Research and Development). Jafri has served as an investigator on US Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, and National Institute of Standards and Technology funded programs.

Jafri is Six Sigma Black Belt certified with expertise in integrated product development, production transition, and production support. He received a Doctor of Philosophy and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.

He has numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and currently holds seventeen US patents.

Qualtré is a venture-backed company commercializing the next generation of solid-state silicon MEMS motion sensor solutions. Learn more at www.qualtre.com.

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