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Richard Claus among first Virginia Tech Entrepreneur 'Hall of Fame' inductees

29 June 2012

SPIE Fellow Richard Claus (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), a recognized expert in advanced materials and structures, is among the first class of inductees in the Virginia Tech Faculty Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

Claus, is the founder and president of NanoSonic Inc., established in 1998 as a result of a spinoff of federally-funded research at Virginia Tech. The company got its start in a kitchen with two part-time employees.

Author of approximately 200 conference proceedings and journal articles for SPIE publications, Claus has chaired or served on the committee for nearly three dozen conferences at Smart Structures and Materials/Nondestructive Evaluation, Photonics West, and other SPIE events.

Read the Virginia Tech news release.