Jay Reddy Begins As A Swartz Center Innovation Commercialization Fellow
The Innovation Commercialization Fellows (ICF) Program has the goal of accelerating the process of commercializing university research. It aims to foster entrepreneurship among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research assistants — the research personnel who work directly with faculty investigators to conduct scientific experiments, solve problems and innovate.
Jay Reddy is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Before CMU, he completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research is focused on developing new minimally-invasive, flexible, biocompatible devices to allow long-term optical monitoring and intervention in biological tissues.
While at CMU, Jay has worked with Prof. Maysam Chamanzar to develop “Advanced Optronics”, a flexible polymer device architecture to pipe photons into or out of biological tissue. This platform enables efficient optical access deep into tissue from light sources and sensors located safely outside of the body, using only a micrometer-scale, flexible, polymer optical tether.