Key Personnel

Holly Shulman

Founder, President, and Materials Scientist
Education: Alfred University, Ceramic Engineering (B.S. 1987); University of Pittsburgh, Materials Science (M.S. 1990); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Materials Science (Ph.D. 1995)
Dr. Shulman has over 25 years of experience developing advanced materials technology and processes. Dr. Shulman holds two patents with a third pending and has served as Principal Investigator for numerous novel electromagnetic-materials technology efforts in commercial, state, and federally funded projects. Dr. Shulman has also been involved in many successful technology development and commercialization efforts, commercializing materials technologies at Industrial Research Limited (a Crown Research Institute) in New Zealand, and with Kennametal in Pittsburgh, and has industrial and research experience in a wide range of materials.

Patricia Strickland

Chief Executive Officer
Education: Alfred State College of Technology, Business Administration (A.A.S. 2000); Alfred University, Business Management (B.S. 2002)
Ms. Strickland has over 20 years of experience in business and operations management, technology commercialization strategies, finance, contracts and cost benefit analysis, and has successfully managed Ceralink’s business growth for over five years, playing an integral management role in the company’s day to day operations since its launch. She has also provided manufacturability analysis, cost benefit analysis and commercialization support on numerous technology efforts in commercial, state and federally funded projects for Ceralink and has been involved in technology development and commercialization involving advances ceramic materials.

Brad Stocking

Director, Lab Testing Services
Education: United States Navy, Aviation Electronics, Advanced Electronics Systems (1986-1994), Vishay Micro-Measurements Group Strain Gage/Instrumentation Class, MTS TestWorks 4.0 Software Course Instruction
Mr. Stocking has over 10 years of experience in preparing and conducting high cycle fatigue and strain measurements for metals, ceramics and composites, with specific expertise in ceramic matrix composites. In addition to his background in aviation electronics and advanced electronics systems, Mr. Stocking has also had training in group strain gage instrumentation. He has developed test procedures, sample handling and preparation procedures, and has extensive experience with critical alignment, equipment building, and specialized test configurations.

Inessa Baranova

Technical Specialist
Education: Belarusian Polytechnic Academic, Mechanical Engineering (M.S. 1985); Belarusian Polytechnic Academy, Mechanical Engineering (B.S. 1984)
Ms. Baranova has 15 years of experience as a process engineer and designer. In addition she has 7 years of experience in assisting engineers and scientists at Ceralink with all aspects of research and materials process development such as process improvements, new product development, specialized equipment design, etc. Ms. Baranova interfaces daily with senior engineers and management at Ceralink, as well as with Ceralink customers and suppliers, providing day by day technical assistance in designing experimental set-ups for on-going projects. She also has extensive experience in using various data acquisition and process control software, creating solid models and mesh-data files of various lab equipment to use in simulation modeling of microwave heating.