Wasiq is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Quantum Insight.
He works with Fortune 500 companies on the adoption and commercialization
of materials and nanotechnology with applications in energy, IT and medicine.
Wasiq also works with entrepreneurs, early-stage startups and multiple venture
funds in to help emerging nanotechnologies cross the “valley of death”.
Before founding Quantum Insight, he was part of the founding team and Senior
Vice President of Products of Clickmarks, an enterprise infrastructure software
company, subsequently acquired by Semotus Solutions. Wasiq received his Ph.D. in
physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked in the
group headed by Nobel laureate Jerome Friedman. He was part of the team that
discovered a fundamental particle called the top quark at the Fermi National
Accelerator Laboratory in 1995, one of the most prominent physics results of
the decade. He is an author of more than 50 scientific and technical publications,
and is cited as an inventor on 8 US patents, granted and applied.
He has co-authored a widely recognized report on the potential of nanotechnology
for the California Commission for Science and Technology (CCST). He is also the
co-founder and Steering Committee Chair of the MIT Stanford UC Berkeley Nanotechnology
Forum. Wasiq currently works with PCAST (Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and
Technology) on issues related to energy.