As an an advisor, coach, and investor to pre-seed and seed-stage startups, Dr. Michele Migliuolo has co-founded five high technology companies in the semiconductor, medical device, and energy sectors.
Migliuolo received a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome (Italy), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Rochester. He has decades’ experience as an executive in manufacturing and sales of scientific capital equipment and analytical instruments.
He has launched foreign products in the United States including mass spectrometers, and imaging chemical microscopes and has launched American products abroad, including thin film deposition systems and surface analysis systems. His expertise is with worldwide customers ranging from academic-government research laboratories, to medical device, semiconductor, superconductor, data storage, electro-optic, microscopy, and analytical chemistry industries.
Michele is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University and a Commercialization Expert at LifeX Labs, Pittsburgh’s newest Life Sciences Venture Firm. He is active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, taking Entrepreneurs and University students to events hosted by Blue Tree Allied Angels, Innovation Works, The Innovation Institute, The Swartz Center, Ascender and others. Michele continues to coach and mentor startup CEO’s. Through his network, Michele brings internship and other technology-based employment opportunities to students.
In economic development roles, Michele was an Executive in Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio, Innovation Works, and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. In 2008 in the private sector, he co-founded NeuroInterventions, an ischemic stroke therapy company. Earlier he was Senior Director and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Research at Seagate Technology’s Research Center, and Vice President of FireFly Power Technologies, now Powercast.
In previous entrepreneurial endeavors, Michele was Founder, President and CEO of Verimetra Inc., a bioMEMS company; President of XACTIX, Inc., a manufacturer of MEMS process equipment, and Founder and President of MSR Technologies, Inc. which successfully flew the first MEMS experiment on the Space Shuttle. Prior to these positions, Dr. Migliuolo was VP of Sales and Marketing for E.A. Fischione Instruments, and held various management positions with Kurt J. Lesker Company including VP of Technology and Analytical Division Business Director.
Michele is fluent in multiple languages, and is a member of the APS, the ASMS, and the IEEE, and has published over eighty papers, including patents, refereed publications, contributed proceedings, and invited presentations.
Keith J. Rebello, Kyle S. Lebouitz, M. Migliuolo, MEMS Tactile Sensors for Surgical Instruments, MRS Spring Meeting 2003, Symposium N, Biomicroelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS), San Francisco, CA 2003.
S. Tan, H. Han, R. Boudreau, T.E. Schlesinger, M. Migliuolo, Sputtered C-axis LiNbO3 Thin Film Waveguide on Si, INTERpack ‘97, Hawaii, 1997.
C.C. Li, H.K. Kim, M. Migliuolo, Er-doped Glass Ridge Waveguides Fabricated with a Collimated Magnetron Sputter Deposition Process, SPIE Optoelectronics Conference, vol. 3006 1997.
Cheng Chung Li, Hong Koo Kim, M. Migliuolo, Luminescence and Guided-Optic Properties of Highly Er-doped Silicate Glass Films Prepared by Sputtering, International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy, Prague, Czech Republic, 1996.
Daniel T. Brunermer, M. Migliuolo, Object Oriented Computer Controls for Deposition Systems, Society of Vacuum Coaters 39th Annual Conference, 1996.
Rod Martinez, Rob Belan, Michele Migliuolo, New Compact Disc Metalizing Sputter Source, Society of Vacuum Coaters 39th Annual Conference, 1996.
S. Tan, J. Zou, D.D. Stancil, T.E. Schlesinger, M. Migliuolo, Sputter Deposited c-axis-orientated LiNbO3 Thin Films on Silicon, SPIE Symposium on Lasers and Integrated Optoelectronics, San Jose, CA, 1996.
Hong Koo Kim, Cheng Chung Li, Dietrich W. Langer, Yoshinobu Maeda, Michele Migliuolo, Gerald Nykolak, Philippe C. Becker,Alan Bruce, Er-doped Silicate Glass Thin-film Waveguide Devices for Integrated Optics, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO/Pacific Rim 95, Japan, 1995.
M. Migliuolo, T.E. Schlesinger, H.K. Kim, Sputter Deposition of Linear and Non-Optical Materials, The Workshop on Electro-Optics Manufacturing Science and Technology, Fort Belvoir, VA, 1995.
R.M. Belan, J.A. Brewer, and M. Migliuolo, High Yield Magnetron Sputtering Source With Hydraulically Rotated Magnet Assembly, The 39th National AVS Symposium and Topical Conferences, Chicago, IL, 1992.
R.M. Belan, J.A. Brewer, M. Migliuolo, High Yield Magnetron Sputtering Source with Hydraulically Rotated Magnet Assembly, The 6th International Vacuum Web Coating Conference, Reno, NV, 1992.
K.J. Lesker, J.A. Brewer, M. Migliuolo, Easily Programmable Six-Axis Vacuum Robot, Society of Vacuum Coaters 34th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
J.A. Brewer, M. Migliuolo, Sputter Deposition From Thick Magnetic Targets and Vacuum Compatible Robot For Vacuum Deposition Processes, The 4th International Vacuum Web Coating Conference, Reno, NV, 1990.
M. Migliuolo, J.A. Brewer, R.M. Belan, Magnetron Sputter Deposition of Magnetic Materials From Thick Targets, European Vacuum Conference, Trieste, Italy, 1990.
M. Migliuolo, Thin Film Deposition Technology: Kurt J. Lesker Company Research and Development, European Vacuum Conference, Trieste, Italy, 1990.
J.A. Brewer, M. Migliuolo, R.M. Belan, Magnetron Sputter Deposition of Magnetic Materials From Thick Targets, Society of Vacuum Coaters 33rd Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA 1990.
M. Migliuolo, R.M Belan, J.A. Brewer, Absence of Oxygen Resputtering During On-Axis Single Target Depositions of Y-Ba-Cu-O Thin Films, Third Annual Conference on High Temperature Superconductivity, Genova, Italy, 1990.
D.W. Greve, A.K. Stamper, T.E. Schlesinger, M. Migliuolo, Influence of Y2O3/ZrO2 Buffer Layers on Sputtered Films of YBa2Cu3O6+x. European Materials Research Society, Strasbourg, France, 1988.
How to Pitch Your Company in 20 Minutes, Marietta Business Community, Ohio, 2017
Learn How to Sell Yourself and Your Company, Ohio University, Lunch and Learn, Ohio, 2016
Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of Endovascular Revascularization Devices in the A Rabbit CCA Occlusive Model, International Stroke Conference, 2012
Taking Your Innovation from Europe to the Far East By Way of Pittsburgh, Research 2 Business, Italy, 2012
From Physicist to Entrepreneur, It’s all about Networking! Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2011
The First Years of a Medical Device Startup, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2011
From Physicist to Entrepreneur, It’s all about Networking! Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2010
How to Pitch your Startup, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2010
Making a Clear Case for Your Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2010
Raising Capital in Difficult Times, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2009
Before Startup #5: Lessons from Business #3, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2008
Life Sciences in the Pittsburgh Region, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2008
From Basic Physics to Technology Startups: Living the American Dream, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 2005
The Path to Commercial Success: Customers, Intellectual Property, Sales and Marketing, Robert Morris University, 2005
Image Guided Prenatal Cardiac Interventions, SMART TechTrends Conference, 2004
Interventional Radiology using Smart Catheters and MEMS Sensors, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
Smart Catheters, BioJapan, Japan, 2004
MEMS in Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, 2004
Nanotechnology has not Upstaged BioMEMS in the Operating Room, United States Food and Drug Administration, 2003
MEMS at the Cutting Edge, United States Food and Drug Administration, 2003
MEMS at the Cutting Edge, Pittsburgh International Science and Technology Festival, Pennsylvania, 2002
MEMS at the Cutting Edge, MEMS Alliance Fall Meeting, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, 2002
The Millbrook Chemical Microscope, Instrumentation and Analysis Society Spring Meeting, Pennsylvania, 1999
What is Technology Transfer? Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Luncheon, Washington, DC, 1998
Manufacturing Process Issues during Magnetron Sputtering of Electro-Optic Material Blends, Physics World, United Kingdom, 1998
Competitive Technology Development: Strategic Partnerships with University and Government, Chief Technology Officers Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997
Competitive Technology Development: Strategic Partnerships with University and Government, TMS Annual Meeting, Florida, 1997
The Science of Thin Films: From Razor Blades to Computer Chips, Growing New Materials without ‘Miracle Gro’, The Society of Physics Students, The University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997
The Science of Thin Films: From Razor Blades to Computer Chips, Growing New Materials without ‘Miracle Gro’, Sigma Pi Sigma Awards Banquet, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1996
Deposition of Electro-Optic Material Thin Films by Magnetron Sputtering, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1996
Manufacturing Process Issues during Magnetron Sputtering of Electro-Optic Material Blends, Optical Society of America, New York, 1996
Research and Development in a Small Business: The Importance of Technology Transfer, Chief Technology Officers Network, Pennsylvania, 1996
Sputter Deposition of Optical Materials, Annual Research Review at the Advanced Technology Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1995
Sputter Deposition of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Materials, Industry/University Workshop on Optical Coatings Technology for Manufacturing, New York, 1995
Erbium-Doped Silicate Glass Films Prepared by RF Sputtering for Guided-Wave Optic Devices, Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Massachusetts, 1994
Epitaxial YBCO Films on YSZ and SrTiO3 by On-Axis Magnetron Sputtering, Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, California, 1994
Epitaxial YBCO Films on YSZ and SrTiO3 by On-Axis Magnetron Sputtering, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Pennsylvania, 1994
Erbium-Doped Glass Thin Films Prepared by Sputtering for Guided-Wave Optic Devices, Becker March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Pennsylvania, 1994
On-Axis Sputter Deposition of Epitaxial YBCO on YSZ and SrTiO3, Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, California,1994
On-Axis Single Target Sputtering of YBCO on Silicon, Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, California,1993
On-Axis Sputtering of YBCO on Large Area Si Wafers Using an In-Situ Process and a Stoichiometric Target, March meeting of the American Physical Society, Washington, 1993
On-Axis Single Target Sputtering of YBCO on Silicon, Fifth Annual Symposium of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Vacuum Society, Pennsylvania, 1993
On-Axis Single Target Sputter Deposition of YBCO on Si From Stoichiometric Targets, Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Massachusetts, 1992
Development of Commercial Sputtering Process for Deposition of YBCO on Silicon, Applied Superconductivity Conference, Illinois, 1992
Italy in the European Community at the Turn of the Millenium: A Challenge that Can Become an Opportunity, Italian-American Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992
ICP-MS with Flat Mass Response and Low Detection Limits, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, 1992
Issues and Challenges in Achieving Quality in the Future: The High Tech Perspective, Q-NET Annual Conference, Pennsylvania, 1991
On-Axis Depositions of Stoichiometric Thin Films of Y-Ba-Cu-O by Single Target Magnetron Sputtering, Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Massachusetts, 1990
Absence of Negative Ion Effects During On-Axis Single Target Sputter Depositions of Y-Ba-Cu-O Thin Films on Si (100), March meeting of the American Physical Society, California,1990
Sputter Deposition of YBCO Thin Films: Why is Silicon Such a Difficult Substrate?, University of Rome, Italy, 1990
Thin Films of YBCO on Technologically Important Substrates, Why Is Silicon So Difficult? National Research Council, Italy, 1990
Growth of High Temperature Superconductor Thin Films on Technologically Important Substrates, University of Rochester, New York, 1989
A Simple and Inexpensive Single Target Sputtering System for High Temperature Superconductor Thin Film Deposition, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Missouri, 1989
Y-Ba-Cu-O Thin films on Si (100) by Single Target Sputtering, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Missouri, 1989
Deposition and Characterization of Thin Films of High Temperature Superconductors on Alumina and Silicon, Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Massachusetts, 1988
Characterization of Y2O3/ZrO2 Buffer Layers for High Temperature Superconducting Films on Silicon Substrates, High Temperature Superconductor Technologies Symposium at the Chicago Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Illinois, 1988
Microwave AC Conductivity Measurements in Insulating Si:P Near the Metal-Insulator Transition, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, 1988
Microwave AC Conductivity Measurements of Si:P near the Metal-Insulator Transition, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Louisiana, 1988
Varactor Resonator Calibration for Dielectric Measurements, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, New York, 1987
Optical Studies of Clean Semiconductor Surfaces: The Si (111) 7x7 Reconstruction, University of Rochester, 1983AC Conductivity Measurements in Si:P Near The Metal-Insulator Transition, IBM, New York, 1987