Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009
Polestar Technologies, a leader in sensor research and technology development, has hired Dr. Changchun (Richard) Li to support their defense R&D program. Dr. Li has expertise in embedded system design, signal and image processing, digital signal processors, computer vision and video surveillance. According to Dr. Ranganathan Shashidhar, senior vice president for Polestar's Research Division, "Dr. Li's unique combination of skills and experience will add new depth to our growing research program." Dr. Li will play an important role in the programs that involve stand-off detection of explosives.
Polestar Technologies' R&D programs have grown significantly in the last few years and are supported by IR capabilities, sensor material and device engineering, and fabrication and testing of nanosensors. The facilities also include fabrication of oxygen sensors, pH sensors and a unique capability of fabrication of colorimetric sensor films for accurate determination of the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the Rebreathers used by deep sea Navy Divers. Polestar has developed several sensor technologies over the last 16 years and now has a full line of optical sensor products for pH and dissolved oxygen to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food and beverage, brewing, environmental and pure water industries. Demand for Polestar optical sensors is increasing dramatically, particularly in the biopharma and single-use bio-processing markets.
Polestar Technologies is a leader in sensor products for the biopharma, food and beverage, brewing and pure water industries. The company was founded in 1993 to conduct contract research for NIH, NASA, DARPA and many other government agencies. Polestar has successfully applied an array of advanced technologies to solve difficult problems, often through collaboration with universities and national laboratories. The company's sensor products are the direct result of that research and are used by Fortune 100 companies worldwide. Polestar continues to perform critical research and technology development for the Department of Defense and other government agencies and develops new sensor products for the global marketplace.