Clinton W. Bybee is a co-founder and managing director of ARCH Venture Partners, which he joined in 1988. Prior to joining ARCH, he held a variety of operating roles with Amoco Corporation. Bybee concentrates primarily in the areas of information technology and physical sciences, including advanced materials, optoelectronics, semiconductors, and infrastructure businesses. He has played key roles in ARCH’s founding investments in numerous companies. He is on the Board of Directors of Nanosys, Cambrios Technologies, Nitronex, Aveso and other private companies. Bybee also co-founded and serves as president of the Texas Venture Capital Association.
Joseph Carr serves as chief executive officer of Semprius. Carr recently served as the chief executive officer for QD Vision, Inc., an MIT spinout developing quantum dot display technologies. Formerly, he was president and chief executive officer of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inc., vice president of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, GmbH and general manager for the emerging Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Display business unit. Prior to his tenure at OSRAM, Carr served as General Manager of Dow Chemical Company’s Electronic Materials business. Carr served on the boards of directors of Cambridge Display Technology, a public company (NASDAC: OLED) until its acquisition by Sumitomo Chemical, and venture backed QD Vision, Inc. and Plextronics, Inc.
John Glushik is a partner with Intersouth Partners, where he works with the firm’s information technology portfolio. He has a background in engineering and consulting within the telecommunications and aerospace industries. His previous experience includes strategic market consulting at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, telecommunications satellite engineering and marketing at General Electric and data communications research as a Draper Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Glushik is an active member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, serving on its board of directors and executive committee and is co-chair of the AeA Venture Forum. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and serves on the advisory board of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast.
Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989. From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002. He then spent thirteen years on the faculty at University of Illinois, most recently as the Swanlund Chair Professor and Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. In 2016, he joined Northwestern University as the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Medicine. Rogers’ research includes fundamental and applied aspects of materials and patterning techniques for unusual electronic and photonic devices, with an emphasis on photovoltaic and solid state lighting. He has published nearly 600 papers and is inventor on over 100 patents, more than 80 of which are licensed or in active use. His research has been recognized by many awards including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), the MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award (2013), the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013), and the ETH Zurich Chemical Engineering Medal (2015). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.