Mr. 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.
Mr. 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. He previously worked as Research and Development Engineer at Georgia Tech and other companies, both in the US and in Japan. He has authored more than 30 technical publications on solar cell and semiconductor topics.
Mr. Payne earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Yale University, his Masters degree in Microelectronic Engineering and Semiconductor Physics from the University of Cambridge, another Masters in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering also from Princeton. He also received a Fulbright Grant in Physics at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz.