Dr. Yu is a highly successful business executive, innovative engineer, and pioneering inventor, filing over 300 patent applications (with ~200 issued) and over 80 technical papers published. A proven, serial entrepreneur, Dr. Yu has consistently delivered solid returns to investors (over 100X and 30X respectively in two start-up companies).
Over his 20-year career, Dr. Yu’s innovative and profitable work has spanned the fields of medical devices for cancer screening, biology (bio-membranes), signal detection, transducer design and fabrications, reagents, IC materials, and integrated circuits, among many other technologies.
Dr. Yu’s experience includes leadership in three Fortune 500 companies, including Motorola, before launching his own successful start-up companies. As Research & Development Director for one NYSE listed company, he was instrumental in building a small division into a highly successful technology company with more than $200 million in revenue, and a lucrative NSDAQ IPO. Throughout his career, the innovative high-tech products he helped develop have achieved over $4 billion in revenue to date.
Dr. Yu’s combined education background in medicine, physics, and engineering, coupled with his extensive experience and delivery in both major corporations and his own, successful start-up companies, has earned him the respect of business leaders, government officials, and media worldwide. As such, Dr. Yu is frequently engaged to speak at respected professional conferences and world-class educational institutions.
Dr. Chris Yu was born into a medical doctor’s family. He attended medical school, before redirecting his studies to Physics and earning his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. (In the areas of sensors and weak signal detection and processing.)