Janice Nickel is a Research Manager at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories.  She is presently leading the Memristor productization effort at HP Labs, managing the Joint Development Program with Hynix Semiconductor, as well as developing proprietary CMOS BEOL technology.  Previously, she invented a unique programmable drug delivery platform—“Smart Drug Delivery”—which repurposes HP’s mature ink jet technology to address new markets.  She catalyzed multiple business units in disparate geographic locations to develop component modules, which she integrated into a proof-of-concept demonstrator.  Dr. Nickel created a business plan, attracted investors, and transferred the technology and business plan to the startup Janisys, Ltd.  Janisys is currently developing the technology in partnership with a major pharmaceutical company and has demonstrated first in animal data.  She also founded Tech-Nickel for consulting services and independent projects.  Dr. Nickel has 44 U.S. Patents awarded, over 40 scientific papers published, and numerous invited presentations.  Her hobbies include traveling, photography, gourmet cooking, and making fine wine.