Shilpi Panzer
Shilpi R. Panzer, Ph.D.
Associate
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Menlo Park

Dr. Panzer has a background in electrical engineering and bio-thermal research, including a wide range of interdisciplinary technical expertise in the design and application of microscale electrical and electrothermal devices to biological measurements and bio-diagnostic problems. At Exponent, her work has focused on failure analysis of consumer electronics, fire inspection, replication testing of thermal events, reliability testing of consumer products, environmental testing of materials and product prototypes, electrical microprobing, and PCB failure.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Panzer’s graduate research at Stanford focused on the development of a frequency-domain, electrothermal spectroscopy technique to study thermally-induced transitions of double-stranded DNA to single-stranded DNA. This novel method was used to analyze DNA melting reaction thermodynamics and kinetics, targeting an increase in throughput and a decrease in sample volumes by orders of magnitude for bio-analysis applications, including genotyping and post-PCR sequencing. Her work involved electrothermal device design, system instrumentation, and measurement development and integration into the analysis of bio-fluids. Her previous work involved the development of an in vitro cellular model to study electrical conduction in tissue populations and represent in vivo conditions, such as cardiac arrhythmia, at the micro-scale. During her time as a consultant at Bio-Rad Laboratories, she designed and conducted several optical and electrothermal thermometry experiments to investigate the thermal operation and accuracy of the Quantalife thermal cycler, utilizing 2-color ratiometric Laser-induced Fluorescence and spectroscopy of CdSe quantum dots, as well as IR thermography and thermistor technology. Her software experience includes Matlab, LabVIEW, and COMSOL, in addition to proficiency in PCB and MEMS device layout and simulation tools such as L-Edit, EAGLE, and P-Spice.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, 2007, summa cum laude
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007–2010

    Outstanding Senior in Electrical Engineering (UA), 2007

    Intel Minority Scholarship- Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004–2007

    President’s Award for Academic Excellence, 2003–2007

LANGUAGES

  • Bengali

Publications

Roy-Panzer S, Kodama T, Lingamneni S, Panzer MA, Asheghi M, Goodson KE. Thermal characterization and analysis of microliter liquid volumes using the three-omega method. Review of Scientific Instruments 2015; 6:024901. Selected for cover article.

Roy S, Kodama T, Lingamneni S, Panzer MA, Asheghi M, Goodson KE. Towards thermal characterization of pico-liter volumes using the 3-omega method. Conference Proceedings, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2013.

Roy S, Chen MQ, Kovacs GTA, Giovangrandi L. Conduction analysis in mixed cardiomyocytes-fibroblasts cultures using microelectrode arrays. Conference Proceeding, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 4250–4253, 2009.

Barako, MT, Roy-Panzer, S, Kodama, T, Asheghi, M, Goodson, KE, "Thermal Conduction in Vertically-Aligned Copper Nanowire Arrays," Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 6–10, 2015.

Barako MT, Weisse JM, Roy S, Kodama T, Dusseault TJ, Motoyama M, Asheghi M, Prinz FB, Zheng X, Goodson KE. Thermal conduction in nanoporous copper inverse opal films. IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITHERM), Orlando, FL, USA, May 27–30, 2014.

Presentations

Roy S. Towards thermal characterization of pico-liter volumes using the 3-omega method. Presented at ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 2013.

Roy S. Conduction analysis in mixed cardiomyocytes-fibroblasts cultures using microelectrode arrays. Presented at IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, September 2009.

Roy S. Nanosecond photothermal metrology for advanced packaging materials and interfaces. Presented at SRC: Packaging & Interconnect and BEP Summer Review, July 2008.

Prior Experience

Research Assistant, Stanford NanoHeat Lab, 2010–2015

Consultant, Quantalife/Bio-Rad, 2012–2013

Research Assistant, Stanford Transducers Lab, 2008–2010

Electronics Design Intern, Raytheon Missile Systems, 2005, 2006, 2007

Software Intern, NASA Space Grant Program 2004–2005

Professional Affiliations

ASME

IEEE

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society—EMBS 0

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2015
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, 2007, summa cum laude
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007–2010

    Outstanding Senior in Electrical Engineering (UA), 2007

    Intel Minority Scholarship- Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004–2007

    President’s Award for Academic Excellence, 2003–2007

LANGUAGES

  • Bengali