Dr. Stephen C. Minne
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Stephen C. Minne, under the Leland T. Edwards fellowship, received a M.S. and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1994 and 1996 respectively. After graduating, Dr. Minne remained at Stanford University as a Consulting Professor. In 1998 he founded NanoDevices Inc., an innovator in atomic force microscopy probes, and served as President until it was sold to Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO) in 2003. Following the acquisition, Dr. Minne became General Manager of the newly formed division – Veeco Probes. Also in 2003, Dr. Minne co-founded FirstNano Inc., a company dedicated to producing turnkey solutions for nanotube and nanowire research. In 2005, FirstNano was sold to CVD Corporation (AMEX: CVV). In 2010 Bruker acquired Veeco, and at Bruker, Dr. Minne served as Director of Emerging Market Development, Senior Director of Product Management, Vice President of Business Development, and finally General Manager for the Atomic Force and Fluorescence Microscopy Business Units. In 2016 he joined Wyatt as their Chief Technology Officer. He holds over 30 publications and 25 patents relating to scientific instrumentation.