Laszlo received his MS degree in Electrical and Computer engineering in 2006 and his PhD in neuroscience in 2010. The title of his Ph.D. thesis was “Development, testing and application of laminar multielectrodes and biocompatible coatings for intracortical applications”. He spent his first PhD year in Ann Arbor working for NeuroNexus Technologies. After that period he developed his multichannel silicon probes and continued network level electrophysiology research on cats’ auditory system and human epilepsy. As a postdoctoral fellow, he has worked on cortical undercut epileptogenesis and sleep related projects in Dr. Timofeev’s Laboratory at the Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
Laszlo authors and coauthors numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and posters and co-owner of a patent and 2 prestigious awards. As the director of Research and Development he actively collaborates with University research partners focusing on neural engineering and network level electrophysiology. In addition, Laszlo collaborates with other medical device companies and private investigators for developing novel technologies for neuroscientist/neurosurgeons and to other fields. Mr. Bak and Laszlo are responsible for MLS’ current DARPA and other grant activities as well as submission of grant proposals.
Claudia is in charge of the sales and Marketing activities at Microprobes for Life Science since 2011. Her main focus this year were to consolidate MLS' distributors network worldwide, provide web based solutions and developing a customer services culture inside the company.
Among her significant accomplishments since joining the company in 2006 has been the collaboration required to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification from the International Standardization Organization. Recently, to evaluate corporate compliance and performance, Claudia commissioned an independent third-party survey which measured overall customer satisfaction in categories ranging from product quality and service, to engineering and design. The result was an impressive average score of 9.27 on a scale of 0-10.
Claudia brings more than 17 years of experience in business administration, marketing and international business management to her position. A native of Bolivia, Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Engineering at Univalle University, and a Master’s Degree in International Business at NUN University. Claudia also holds a Diploma in International Negotiation from the University of Santiago de Chile.
Brian is responsible for managing the development of new products and line extensions, as well as streamlining fabrication protocols for established product lines. Brian also collaborates with the research & development and marketing departments to align manufacturing goals and timelines with commercialization schedules and corporate strategy.
Since joining the company in 2006, Brian has utilized his expertise in conceptualizing new ideas to provide customized support to our diverse customer base. Pharmaceutical investigators and academic researchers alike have found Brian’s understanding of their application needs to be invaluable in developing new design concepts.
Although he contributes to each product line, Brian dedicates most of his attention to the rapidly expanding Floating Microelectrode Array (FMA) and Linear Microelectrode Array (LMA) product categories. Specifically, Brian has established GMP standards for key customers as part of pre-clinical studies that utilize FMA technology. Prior to joining MicroProbes for Life Science, Brian worked at the National Institutes of Health, where he provided a broad range of technical and application support services.
Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and is also a certified auditor for ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards.
Tonhy is responsible for the management of integral business functions within the organization, including finance systems, corporate resource planning, vendor relations, and customer support. In addition, Tonhy serves as the liaison of business resources, managing sales and contractual support to distributors, resellers, and other stakeholders.
Since joining the company in 2006, Tonhy’s primary objective has been to enhance the overall customer experience, by implementing administrative systems and processes that streamline communications and ensure client satisfaction. His evaluation, selection, and integration of efficient back-off ice systems, along with his commitment to establishing trust and credibility, have resulted in a base of outstanding customer loyalty.
Tonhy’s career in business management spans 15 years and a diverse range of roles, including Research Grant Consultant, Administrative Manager, and Project Manager. Most recently, Tonhy worked at the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, where he coordinated innovative research in alternative energy sources. A native of Bolivia, Tonhy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Project Management at the University of Mayor de San Andres in La Paz. Tonhy also holds a Diploma in Management and Evaluation of Investment Projects from the University of Santiago de Chile.
Thang is responsible for the manufacture of both the Micro Wire Array (MWA) and Micro electrode Array (MEA) product categories. In addition, Thang leads our team of fabrication specialists, delivering customized products using traditional as well as emerging technologies.
Since joining MicroProbes for Life Science in 2004, Thang has contributed to the growth of the company’s production capabilities. Specifically, he has directed the implementation of a comprehensive inventory management system, with the goal of clearly defining requirements and improving operational efficiency.
As a result of Thang’s dedicated and innovative efforts, his production department is fully prepared to accommodate and satisfy customer demands. Prior to joining MicroProbes for Life Science, Thang incorporated many of the same strengths as he established a very successful career in IT management. Specifically, as a consultant, Thang oversaw the implementation of a wide range of hardware diagnostics and networking solutions.
Thang earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science at the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing a secondary degree in biology at George Mason University.