Charles Blackledge, B.Sc., Ph.D

Chuck Blackledge has degrees in chemistry and chemical physics. His PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2001 involved mainly work in nanoscale lithography. As a PhD candidate, he also worked with a super-resolving microscope from which was observed inelastic light scattering from single molecules. Subsequently Mr. Blackledge took postdoctoral positions at JILA-Boulder and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, studying mainly semiconductor nanostructures capable of lasing from excitonic states. Further research was in optical coupling effects between microresonators and small metal particles. His last gig in academia was as part of the Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland, where he collaborated with biologists in a project to apply multivariate statistical analysis to Raman spectra from human blood platelets, and worked with colloidal hybrid nanomaterials.

Qualified as a US and European patent practitioner, Mr. Blackledge has prosecuted patent applications in the medical and semiconductor fields, including sensors, implants, and imaging devices.