Our Team  

Jon, CEO

Jonathan Greene, CEO

Technology Commercialization & Finance

Jon has focused his career on partnering with researchers to commercialize early-stage technologies. Prior to joining Widetronix in 2007, he started two energy companies based on Cornell technology and he was the Founding Director of Cornell's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. Previously, Jon managed a $1billion portfolio of real estate projects for a publically-traded resort company. He began his career in management consulting working for Abt Associates Inc. Jon earned an MBA and BS from Cornell University and an MS in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Chris, CTO

Dr. Chris Thomas, CTO

Semiconductor Materials & Wafer Production

Dr Thomas has over a decade of experience with semiconductor materials and device fabrication, most recently with Cornell's Wide Bandgap Laboratory. His expertise includes materials process and growth technology for semiconductors, specializing in silicon carbide. He began his career as a professional soccer player from 1990 to 1996. Dr. Thomas earned a PhD from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering and a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.

Mike, Founder

Dr. Michael Spencer, Founder

Semiconductor Materials Growth & Device Design

As a professor and Director of Cornell's Wide Bandgap Laboratory, Dr. Spencer investigates novel semiconductor materials growth and device applications in silicon carbide, gallium nitride and graphene. Dr. Spencer received a BS, an MS, and a PhD from Cornell University and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is the former Associated Dean of Research for Cornell's College of Engineering and is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award.


Samuel Portnoff, Director of Product Development

Design, Packaging & Device Integration

Sam has worked in engineering design and product development for several early-stage technology companies. He taught CAD and engineering design at Tompkins Cortland Community College and is interested in engineering education. He studied mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and has an MA in Higher Education from Geneva College. Prior to joining Widetronix in 2011, Sam lead product development efforts for a clean technology startup.


Dr. Moonkyung Mark Kim, Consultant and Engineer

Consulting on Device Design, Fabrication & Characterization

Dr. Kim has been working on device design, simulations, fabrication and characterization in the semiconductor and nanotechnology field. He received his MS and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. He started his work at Samsung Electronics as a research scientist in 1997. He was engaged in development of single electron transistors, 4 Gbit SONOS memory and 16 Gbit single electron charging MONOS memory at Samsung and taught device design and fabrication at Cornell University as a Research Associate. Dr Kim is an author/co-author of over 16 U.S. patents and more than 60 journal/conference papers in the area of; Nanoscale electronics, Flash memories including PCM, Graphene growth and devices, Flexible electronics, Energy related devices and Nano electro-mechanical systems (NEMS).