Dr. Rakesh Kumar is currently the V.P. of Technology for Specialty Coating Systems, Inc., where he leads the R&D group and manages Parylene R&D activities worldwide. He has more than 29 years of extensive experience in polymeric materials and their applications in the medical, electronics and semiconductors areas. He is currently involved with the application of Parylenes in the field of medical devices, electronics, MEMS, sensors, and nanotechnology. Dr. Kumar earned his Ph.D. from India and completed his post-doctorate work in Polymer Chemistry at the UCL, U.K. He is co-author of a book, and has authored several papers and patents.