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Todd Van Mechelen, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

Redwood City, CA
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About Todd

Todd Van Mechelen, Ph.D., is a technology specialist who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in a broad range of technologies and industries, including electrical and computer engineering, material science, solid-state physics, optics, electromagnetism, coherent and incoherent imaging, and atomic and molecular physics.

Todd has published in numerous high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Nanophotonics, and Optica. His work involves technologies such as MEMs devices (e.g., piezoelectric strain gauges), imaging systems (e.g., fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy), MOSFETs (e.g., wide band gap GaN and ZnO devices), solar cells (e.g., thin-film photonic crystals), optical materials (e.g., metamaterials, metasurfaces, and optically active materials), and integrated photonics (e.g., fiber-optic communications). Other technologies include spin qubit quantum computing, topological waveguiding, microfluidics, magnetoplasmonics, and nonlinear optics.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson P.C., Todd served as a postdoctoral research scientist at Purdue University, where he developed solid-state hyperspectral and quantum imaging systems, silicon photonics, topological materials, and on-chip optical circulators.

Todd Van Mechelen, Ph.D., is a technology specialist who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling in a broad range of technologies and industries, including electrical and computer engineering, material science, solid-state physics, optics, electromagnetism, coherent and incoherent imaging, and atomic and molecular physics.

Todd has published in numerous high-impact peer-reviewed journals such as Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Nanophotonics, and Optica. His work involves technologies such as MEMs devices (e.g., piezoelectric strain gauges), imaging systems (e.g., fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy), MOSFETs (e.g., wide band gap GaN and ZnO devices), solar cells (e.g., thin-film photonic crystals), optical materials (e.g., metamaterials, metasurfaces, and optically active materials), and integrated photonics (e.g., fiber-optic communications). Other technologies include spin qubit quantum computing, topological waveguiding, microfluidics, magnetoplasmonics, and nonlinear optics.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson P.C., Todd served as a postdoctoral research scientist at Purdue University, where he developed solid-state hyperspectral and quantum imaging systems, silicon photonics, topological materials, and on-chip optical circulators.

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Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University (2020)


M.S., Physics, University of Toronto (2015)


B.S. with distinction, Engineering Physics, University of Alberta (2014)

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