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In 2005, Norman Salmon co-founded Hummingbird Scientific along with Eric Stach. In the years since, Mr. Salmon has led the company’s growth and development.
Mr. Salmon has been involved in precision manufacturing for over 15 years. As program manager at Lawrence Berkeley, he focused on precision mesoscale manufacturing and instrumentation for electron microscopes. He has spoken about precision manufacturing to groups around the world and consulted for more than 50 organizations, including government agencies, medical manufacturing companies, precision machine tool builders, and manufacturers of precision components.Full Bio and Publications
Eric Stach, Ph.D
Dr. Stach brings more than two decades of experience in developing innovative solutions for in-situ experiments in the TEM, with experience in both national laboratories (National Center for Electron Microscopy / Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Center for Functional Nanomaterials / Brookhaven National Laboratory) and in academic environments (Purdue University, Stony Brook University ). His research interests focus on the development and application of electron microscopy techniques to solve materials problems in catalysis, energy storage, thin film, and nanostructure growth and materials deformation. The development and application of new instrumentation has been a critical component of his research focus.Full Bio and Publications
Daan Hein Alsem, Ph.D
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
Dr. Alsem is the Director of Research and Engineering at Hummingbird Scientific. He has more than twelve year’s worth of research and development experience with in-situ and analytical transmission electron microscopy, electron microscopy-centered experimentation, and microscopy methods and hardware development. After acquiring his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, Dr. Alsem worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Center of Electron Microscopy. He also holds an Affiliate Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, awarded in 2010.Full Bio and Publications
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Hummingbird Scientific’s internship program gives talented college students, recent graduates and high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their (prospective) field. Interns selected for the program become a part of the vibrant Hummingbird Scientific community, developing early-career work experience in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, or materials science.
“Hummingbird provided a diverse and stimulating venue to launch my career as a new scientist. I was fortunate to broaden my skill set and develop scientific perspectives that are atypical in a chemist’s repertoire, including 3D-CAD, LabVIEW interfacing, and microfabrication”– Eli, currently pursuing his Ph.D in Chemistry
“I was fresh out of chemistry undergrad when I joined, so this was my very first exposure to engineering… I always felt able to contribute my personal strengths and creativity… especially amidst the friendly work environment… I learned a ton about engineering, machining, TEM, and the inner workings of a company.”
– Jennie, currently pursuing her Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering
“I’ve been often asked how I learned to solder so cleanly, or where I learned CAD, or why I’m able to program so well, and my answer is always ‘Hummingbird.’”
– Al, currently pursuing his Ph.D in Chemistry
Post-graduate internships are our most successful and productive program. Typically, interns have just received an undergraduate degree and want to spend the year after graduation gaining practical experience in a scientific field. You do not have to be an engineer or even want to be one—many of our most successful interns have had backgrounds in chemistry. But a general interest in engineering or science is important.