Nanosys has assembled an accomplished executive leadership team well versed in turning new technology into commercial products for high revenue markets.


Jason Hartlove

President & CEO

Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. His vision for Nanosys has led the company to focus on high-growth markets with urgent pain points that Nanosys technologies are uniquely positioned to solve such as vibrant, efficient displays for portable devices.

Prior to joining Nanosys, he was president of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company on track for an IPO. Before MagnaChip, Hartlove was vice president and general manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, a Hewlett-Packard owned company. At Agilent, he led the commercial development and application of optical position sensing technology, which resulted in everyday products like the optical mouse and image sensors for digital cameras.

Hartlove is the author of more than 20 patents, including the winner of the Hewlett Award in 2004 for best patent. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and has completed graduate work at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.


 Noland Granberry, Nanosys CFO

Noland Granberry

Chief Financial Officer

Noland Granberry is responsible for leading Nanosys’ worldwide accounting and financial reporting. Noland’s background in the financial and technology industry stretches across 30 years and includes experience in accounting, auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, financial forecasting, and tax planning and compliance.

Granberry joined Nanosys in June 2014 from Silicon Image where, as CFO, he led the company to strong revenue growth and profitability. Prior to Silicon Image, he served as the director of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at Xilinx, Inc. where he established and managed a successful compliance program. He also served as the senior director of finance at SanDisk Corporation where he was responsible for managing worldwide accounting and financial reporting activities. Other appointments include positions as corporate controller at IKOS Systems, Inc. and senior audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Leading Research


Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Chen is Vice President of Research and Development at Nanosys, where he is leading the development of a new generation of lighting technology based on quantum dots. Since joining Nanosys in 2002, Dr. Chen has directed research efforts across a variety of applications.  His brilliant work on quantum dot commercialization has led to key breakthroughs in performance and manufacturability.

Prior to joining Nanosys, Dr. Chen spent four years at Seagate Technology, developing spin-valve read-heads for magnetic hard-drives.

Dr. Chen has a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Ohio State University, completed post doctorate research at the University of Florida and is the author of 26 patents.

Setting the standard

Dr. Hugh Daniels

Vice President of Quality

Hugh Daniels is responsible for leading all Nanosys product quality, analytical and reliability functions. Since joining Nanosys in 2002 Hugh has led various technology development programs and he has applied his experience to create a corporate philosophy built on providing the highest quality quantum dot products to our customers.

Prior to joining Nanosys  Dr. Daniels was one of the early technical employees at Quantum Dot Corporation, the first company to commercialize quantum dots for use in life science applications. Dr. Daniels has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D.  in biochemistry from the University of Wales in the UK.


 Dr. Martin Devenney, COO at Nanosys

Dr. Martin Devenney

Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Devenney is the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Chief Operating Officer at Nanosys. He leads manufacturing scale-up activities for Nanosys state-of-the-art Quantum Dot materials and components. Devenney has extensive experience bringing new technologies from the lab to commercial scale. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Devenney drove the research, development and operations activities at Symyx and most recently at Calera. While at Symyx he did work on conventional LED phosphors as well as a variety of other materials, and worked extensively on both material development and scale up.

Dr. Devenney received his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Queen’s University Belfast. He has over 35 granted patents and more than 20 scientific publications.

Sustaining Differentiation



Andrew Filler is vice president of intellectual property. He has expertise managing intellectual property across an array of technology and medical companies. At Nanosys, Filler manages one of the largest quantum dot patent porfolios with over 200 patents and applications. Under his leadership Nanosys has also inked complex licensing agreements with multinational companies including Samsung and LGIT.

Filler previously served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular.

Filler holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from University of San Francisco Law School.




Dr. Charlie Hotz sets the vision for Nanosys’ design, invention of new products and development of existing products.

Dr. Hotz joined Nanosys in 2013 to lead the development of its large-scale quantum dot production facility.  Upon successful completion and qualification of this large-scale line, Dr. Hotz took responsibility of R&D, and the development of next-generation products including Hyperion™ Quantum Dots and QD-LEDs.  
Dr. Hotz has led the commercial development of quantum dots for nearly two decades. During this time, he worked closely with many of the earliest Quantum Dot pioneers including Dr. Louis Brus, Dr. Paul Alivisatos of LBNL and Dr. Moungi Bawendi of MIT. Prior to Nanosys, Dr. Hotz was Vice President, R&D for 6 years at Solexant, a QD based photovoltaics company where he developed the first ever high efficiency QD solar cells. Dr. Hotz also served as Vice President of R&D for 7 years at Quantum Dot Corporation, where he developed many QD products for diagnostic and biological applications which are still in use today at Thermo-Fischer, who acquired Quantum Dot Corporation.

Dr. Hotz is the author of numerous patents and technical articles.  He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan.

Driving Growth



Russell Kempt oversees strategic partnerships and drives Nanosys’ top line. Russell also tells the story of our company and helps customers understand our value proposition in global markets. Russell is an experienced negotiator with impressive diplomacy skills, enabling him to build relationships on behalf of Nanosys worldwide including  in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. 

Russell was most recently with Intermolecular where as VP of Global Sales he grew sales bookings significantly over 4 years, enabling a successful IPO for the company in 2011. Russell developed and managed sales and technical support teams in the US, Europe, Taiwan, China and Korea to execute highly complex sales processes with multiple customer touch points at key partners and customers. Prior to IMI, Russell was Strategic Accounts Sales Director for PDF Solutions where he led a team to successfully close multi-million dollar programs with semiconductor clients including Intel, Samsung, TSMC, Texas Instruments, IBM, Qualcomm and others. 

Russell has a B.S. in Finance and Management from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Texas.