Dorin Panescu, Ph.D., is Vice President, Systems Engineering and IP Strategy, with Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Santa Clara, California, USA. Dr. Panescu’s research interests focus on devices for cardiac ablation, pacing, defibrillation, diagnosis and therapy delivery. Dr. Panescu is inventor on over 160 issued US patents, and on over 150 issued international patents. He has co-authored over 150 technical publications. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He held various offices with the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), such as Chair of the Industry Relations Committee and past Chair of the Therapeutic Systems and Technologies Technical Committee. Dr. Panescu is the recipient of the 2002 IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award and of the 2009 IEEE EMBS Professional Career Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.