Brisbane Materials Overview
Brisbane Materials aims to be the leading supplier of anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for solar and other applications. Born out of the University of Queensland in 2005, Brisbane Materials builds on six years and significant investment in technology and application experience. Longer term, Brisbane Materials will extend its unique room temperature and atmospheric pressure synthesis of glass and ceramic coatings to a wide variety of materials systems and applications.
Dr Gary H. Wiseman is a co-founder and CEO of BMT. Prior to founding BMT, he was briefly the CEO of XeroCoat Inc., a leading supplier of anti-reflective coatings for solar and other applications. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Wiseman was the General Manager of Intel’s Optical Platform Division, a leading manufacturer of high-speed optical transceivers for telecom and enterprise applications. He came to Intel via the acquisition of LightLogic, a VC-funded start-up company, where he was the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. Prior to his career at LightLogic and Intel, Dr. Wiseman held positions in research, product development, operations, marketing and general management at Raychem Corp in Menlo Park, CA USA. Dr. Wiseman holds a BA degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT, and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. His technical expertise is in the fields of organo-silicon polymers, nano-ceramic synthesis, and ceramics processing.
Dr Michael Harvey is a co-founder and CTO of BMT, he is also the inventor of the AR technology being commercialized by Brisbane Materials. He has a B.Sc. degree, Honours degree, and Ph.D. in Physics, all from the University of Queensland, specializing in optical materials, and experimental physics. Prior to BMT, Dr. Harvey was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer and Head of Engineering for XeroCoat, where he led technology development and deployment activities in Australia, China and the USA, and ran a significant US DOE project on solar AR coatings funded under the ARRA scheme. Prior to founding XeroCoat and BMT, Dr Harvey worked for 9 years in the Australian electricity generation sector with roles in energy trading, market analysis, managing physical plant projects and finally managed regulatory matters and served as a member of the National Generators’ Forum and various technical standards groups.
Mr Ron Miller is Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for Brisbane Materials. Prior to joining the company, Ron was Business Development Manager at EV Group Inc., focusing on nanoimprint lithography and managing external R&D programs. While at EVG, he identified and developed the anti-reflective coating business assessment that led to the partnership between Brisbane Materials and EVG. He has more than 15 years of sales and strategic account management experience at EVG, Umicore, Silicon Genesis, and Applied Materials. Ron has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and early in his career was an Operational Intelligence Analyst in the US Navy.
Prof. Paul Meredith is a University of Queensland Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland. He is also co-founder and Director of R&D at BMT. Professor Meredith is co-director of the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics, and leader of UQ’s solar energy program, including the Solar Dawn and AGL PV EIF Projects. He was a member of the Premier’s Climate Change Council and Smart State Council Working Group on Energy, and advised the Qld Premier and Cabinet on solar energy in the last Government. Professor Meredith was a co-founder of XeroCoat, and managed the Australian R&D team as VP of R&D. Prior to his academic career, he was a Senior Scientist at Procter and Gamble Corp. in the UK. Professor Meredith specialises in experimental materials physics, chemical and biophysics, and solar energy (academic and industrial), and he has authored >200 scientific papers, book chapters and patents. He has a B.Sc. Honours from the University of Wales (Swansea) and a Ph.D. in Optoelectronic Materials and Devices from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland). He was also a senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK.