Stephen C. Minne joined True Digital Surgery (TDS) in 2019 as its first Vice President, Engineering and Innovation. An accomplished engineer and researcher, Minne received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1996, under the Leland T. Edwards fellowship, with a thesis on increasing the throughput of the atomic force microscope (AFM). After graduating, Dr. Minne remained at Stanford University as a Consulting Professor.
In 1998 he founded NanoDevices Inc. and served as President until it was sold to Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO) in 2003. NanoDevices developed and innovated technology for the AFM. Following the acquisition, Dr. Minne became General Manager of the newly formed division – Veeco Probes. Also in 2003, Dr. Minne co-founded FirstNano Inc., a company dedicated to producing turnkey solutions for nanotube and nanowire research. In 2005, FirstNano was sold to CVD Corporation (AMEX: CVV). In 2010 Bruker acquired Veeco, and at Bruker, Dr. Minne served in a number of technical roles, and ultimately as the Vice President and General Manager of the AFM and Fluorescence Microscopy business units.
He then became the Chief Technology Officer for Wyatt Technology, manufacturer of scientific instrumentation for bio-pharmaceutical development. He is currently the Vice President of Engineering and Innovation for True Digital Surgery, an innovator in digital neuro-surgical microscopy. He holds over 40 publications and 30 patents in the field of Nano/Bio Technology.