Dr. Payne collaborates with SGR’s patent attorneys and agents in pursuing patent protection for our various clients and working on other patent-related projects in our growing patent practice.
Dr. Payne has deep experience in various technical fields, including semiconductors, solar cell technology, and other areas of electrical engineering and physics. He has run his own technology consulting company focusing on solar and semiconductor design and has also served as a Senior Scientist at a major solar cell technology company. Mr. Payne previously worked as Research and Development Engineer at Georgia Tech and other companies, both in the U.S. and Japan. Since joining SGR, he has worked on a variety of matters, and become an expert in applications of machine learning. He has authored more than 30 technical publications on solar cell and semiconductor topics.
Dr. Payne earned his undergraduate degree in Applied Physics from Yale University summa cum laude, his Master’s degree in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge, another Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton. He also received a Fulbright Grant to study Physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.