My Resume

Tiberius Brastaviceanu

I built a solid reputation in the realm of commons-based peer production and p2p economics. I specialize in open innovation, open source product development, collaborative systems and processes, infrastructures for collaboration, governance and normative systems for collaborative enterprises.

My academic background is in Physics and Nuclear Medicine & Radiobiology. I am specialized in high-power laser applications. My Laser Applications website is a work in progress started in the spring of 2005, where I propose a new conceptual bases to account for sub-ps laser applications in material processing. This work opens the gates to a new kind of high-power sub-ps laser applications in material processing, based on secondary effects induced by photoionization and photodissociation.

My job as a Laser Applications Engineer at Raydiance Inc. (Petaluma, CA) helped me to gain experience in an industrial environment. My role was to support and animate a network of laser applications developers composed of private companies, academic labs and independent entrepreneurs. This position required an understanding of innovation processes, good communications and networking skills, as well as an keen ability to cut to the core of the problem and to design and execute effective proof of concept experiments. In one year I proposed three reports of invention (ROI); I built a laser material processing system from the ground up; I became the in-house specialist in laser ablation; I pioneered new processes in the biomedical field (soft and hard tissue processing), microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, ps-LIBS, photovoltaic cell fabrication, and others. All this was rewarded with an excellent review and a generous stock option offer. See some of my results here.

At McGill University I first joined a very dynamic team in bioengineering, providing support for the automation and integration of a microfluidic systems, and "stealing" from them as much knowledge as I could on lab-on-a-chip. I always had a strong interest for lab-on-a-chip technology. After this assignment, I joined Dilson Rassier's team and worked on the development of a state-of-the-art AFM dynamic force measurement system with unparalleled temporal resolution. This project also led to another personal side-project, the invention and the development of a new optical fiber-based displacement sensor and force transducer with sub-micron resolution and microsecond response time. I was also involved in mathematical modeling.

In parallel, I started to get more involved in open innovation and p2p economics. I launched the SENSORICA open value network in February 2011, which gained international reputation as an audacious pilot project in commons-based peer productionI was invited to present at p2pValue (2016), to Canadian Government (2016) at the White House (2015), Impact Economy Summit (2015), OuiShare Paris (2014), TEDx Montréal (2013) and a number of academic forums.

Other important qualities are my ability to adapt rapidly to new environments, to perform well in chaotic environments, in multidisciplinary teams, and in multicultural settings. I am well-traveled and I speak five languages.

As a citizen, I'am doing my part in making the world a better place by inspiring the multitude social movement. I am the founder and the principal organizer of the Multitude Project.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

  • (February 2014 - present) Co-founder and principal administrator at ACES-CAKE (open innovation, peer production services). 
  • (January 2011 - present) Co-founder and principle coordinator for SENSORICA, an open value network.  
  • (April 2009 - February 2011 ) Research Assistant & Automation/Integration Engineer at Department of Kynesiology and Physical Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with Dilson Rassier.
Development of a state-of-the-art laser-based molecular force measurement system with unparalleled spatial and temporal resolution. I performed characterization and proof of concept experiments in the field of muscle contraction dynamics at sub-cellular level. I designed and created a modular and configurable automation and integration Labview program, suitable for a research environment.  
  • (January - May 2009) Automation Engineer at Biomedical Engineering Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with David Juncker.

Automation of a microfluidic probe experimental system, comprising an inverted microscope, multiple dosing units, electromecanical motion devices, and a CCD camera. I designed and created a modular and configurable Labview program, suitable for a research environment. I was involved in characterization and proof of concept experiments of automated patterning of fluorescently-labeled biotin on a streptavidin-coated surface.

  • (August 2007-August 2008) Laser Applications Engineer at Raydiance Inc, Petaluma, California USA. 
Laser processing of biological and non-biological materials using ultrashort pulses. Conception and assembly of ablation setups, completed with visualization and spectroscopic feedback. Conception and execution of proof of concept experiments. Technical writing. Customer interfacing. See some of my results HERE.
  •  (February 2005-August 2007) Freelancer, Palo Alto, California USA
I developed the concept of photoionization mode (see also my page), and in parallel I worked on applications of social media (web 2.0) to science and technological development (see article).

EDUCATION


TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Optical fiber sensing
  • Automation and integration of experimental systems used in academic research.
  • Microfluidic chips for biomedical applications.
  • Complex opto-mechanical assemblies, motion and detection/analysis systems.
  • Maintained, calibrated, and operated a Raydiance Discovery System (1 ps laser, 1552 nm, <5 uJ/pulse, <500 kHz), a Ti-sapphire femtosecond laser system from Spectra-Physics, an optical parametrical amplification system (OPA), and an ultra-short light pulse amplification system (Spitfire).
  • Ablation, LIBS, pump-probe time resolved spectroscopy, time resolved fluorescence, interferometry
  • Sample analysis techniques
  • In-depth knowledge of LabView programming.
See also My Experience page.

TOPICS EXPLORED IN-DEPTH

Laser material processing; applications of pulsed lasers in medicine and biology; ionizing effects of laser radiation on water, and biological targets (the physical processes involved and the resultant chemical and structural transformations); nonlinear optics; spectroscopy.
Muscle contraction at the molecular level and instrumentation to probe biomechanical properties of sub-cellular structures.
p2p economy, open innovation, open hardware business, social media...   

SOFT SKILLS

  • Perform very well in chaotic environments 
  • Strong analytical capabilities, intelligent, and inventive
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and accurately
  • Ability to rapidly adapt to new situations
  • High emotional and cultural IQ
  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Languages: Fluent in English, French, Romanian, and Italian, basic Polish.

SCIENTIFIC ORAL PRESENTATIONS/COLLOQUIA

  • (May 2003) Photonics North International Conference (Montreal, Canada): Filamentary ionization tracks by powerful femtosecond pulses in liquid water. Comparison with the effects of high LET (Linear Energy Transfer) radiation.
  • (Oct. 2002) 5th Radiation Science Colloquium (Sherbrooke, Canada): Filamentation and its possible applications in radiobiology (won 1st place for best student presentation).
  • (Oct. 2001) 4th Radiation Science Colloquium (Sherbrooke, Canada): The femtosecond laser system.
Related to p2p economics, I was invited to present at the White House (2015), Impact Economy Summit (2015), OuiShare Paris (2014), TEDx Montréal (2013) and a number of academic forums.

RELEVANT  PUBLICATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS


PATENTS


EMPOWERING METHODS AND TOOLS

  • I am one of the main architects of the Open Value Networks, a model for commons-based peer production.  


    Tiberius Brastaviceanu       *        tiberius.brastaviceanu@gmail.com       *      Montreal, Quebec, CA