Dr. Sasikanth Manipatruni is the Chief Technology Officer at Kepler Computing. Prior to this he is the founding research director of Intel-FEINMAN center (Functional Electronics Integration and Manufacturing), to build the next room temperature transistor with quantum materials. He received PhD from Cornell working with Prof. Michal Lipson in silicon photonics where he demonstrated ultra-fast silicon electro-optic switches, opto-mechanical non-reciprocity and synchronization of opto- mechanical systems. At Intel, he developed materials & devices for beyond CMOS memory/logic and built 1st industrially adopted spintronic/quantum SPICE tool. He was awarded the US-National Academy of Engineering recognition for young engineers 2019, IEEE/ACM under 40 innovator award at DAC'17, Mahboob Khan outstanding liaison award '16, CSPIN outstanding industry liaison award '16, and serves on several industry panels for US-wide research selections. His work is cited ~4000 times & holds ~ 200 granted/applied patents in spin/photonics/MEMS/CAD/AI/QC. He coaches school students for USA-PHO physics Olympiads.