Dr. Potasek has more than 22 years of experience (PhD, Biophysics/optical physics) in molecular models, nanotechnology, biophotonics, and photomedicine. In addition to a significant technical background, she has extensive experience in industry and product development. She was a member at AT&T Bell Labs (1980-89), Research Professor at Columbia University (1990-94), Senior Scientist at Air Force Research Lab (1994-2001) and research Professor (2001-2007) at New York University. She co-founded Simphotek (2007-2015) leading to Simphotek Medical Devices (2016-present).
She was the leader in raising multi-million dollars in government funding with the University of Pennsylvania and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY. She also has prior startup experience (2011) as Director of Optics at a startup company in Dallas, TX. She is a Phi Beta Kappa member, a Fellow of SPIE, Senior member of OSA and IEEE. She has also received NSF postdoctoral Fellowship (Princeton) and NATO postdoctoral Fellowship (Max Planck, Germany). In 2014 she was one of three technical leaders to represent New Jersey to the US Congress and in 2016 she was selected as NJBiz Best Fifty Women in Business. She has numerous (~100) technical publications, conference papers and presentations. She has two issued patents and two provisional patents.