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Michael Stewart is an Investment Principal at Applied Ventures. He has more than 12 years of experience in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel. Prior to joining Applied Ventures, he was co-founder of JUSE LLC, a consumer electronics focused startup, and the inventor of the low cost CRAFT Cell for silicon photovoltaics. He is an expert in silicon materials science, surface chemistry and post-CMOS electronics, as well as chemicals and materials for electronics and biotechnology applications. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business), and is an inventor on over 40 U.S. and world patent applications.