Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Cristian Herrera-Rodriguez to its technical staff.

Cristian recently completed his doctorate studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering in GLCT Technical Founder Professor Grotjohn’s group at Michigan State University (MSU). His dissertation is entitled “Diamond Power Electronics Design and Fabrication including All Diamond and Diamond Heterostructure Devices,” and describes the modeling, simulation, and experimental development of advanced crystalline diamond materials and devices for next generation power electronics applications.

In the role of Senior Research Engineer, Cristian is working closely with Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Quayle in executing on GLCT’s technology development activities including those supported by its growing portfolio of federal grants.

Dr. Keith Evans, GLCT’s president and CEO, commented, “We’re delighted Cristian chose to join our growing and highly talented team. We know him well and have been meeting with him often over the past two years in anticipation of his joining our company. He has the perfect technical background to hit the ground running and is already helping us execute on our technology and product roadmaps.”

Before starting his PhD studies at MSU, Cristian obtained his M.S. in Microelectronics at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in the state of Puebla, Mexico.

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)

GLCT’s mission is to become the leading provider of high-performance diamond materials for high-technology applications. GLCT launched in 2019 as a Michigan State University (MSU) startup with early support from Spartan Innovations and Red Cedar Ventures. The company has also benefited from the positive Michigan based ecosystem for startups receiving the Business Accelerator Fund and Emerging Technologies Fund, both of which are administered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. GLCT is a founding member of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium, a corporate partner of the Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), a member of the UCSB NSF Quantum Foundry industrial advisory board, and a member of the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium. For more information about GLCT visit our website or send us an email.