Stan Farnsworth

Stan has been bringing technology innovation to markets and applications for over 20 years, with emphasis on pulsed light thermal processing for the past 15. As one of the founding members of NovaCentrix (2008) he was instrumental in bringing world-wide acceptance of pulsed light thermal processing to markets such as consumer electronics, photovoltaics, and RFID, along with diverse technical and scientific applications.
Today, an estimated 600+ million products have been produced using this technology. As a founding member of Nanotechnologies Inc (1999), an early pioneer and recognized leader in the nanomaterial space, he set product and application priorities for nanomaterials and dispersions and led deployments in applications such as conductive inks and antimicrobial wound care additives.
Stan earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Rice University and MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, specializing in heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Currently, he serves on the board as Chairman for the OE-A – the leading international association for printed and large-area flexible electronics. He is also an active Mentor at Capital Factory, the leading start-up ecosystem in the Austin area, where he advises entrepreneurs on marketing and sales topics.
For the past 10 years Stan has also been the chair of the STEM advisory board for a local Austin area high school. In this capacity, he has been working to increase diversity in STEM education and improve awareness of technology opportunities for all students.