Dorin Panescu is Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, R&D, with Axon Therapies, Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA. Dr. Panescu’s research interests focus on devices for ablation, pacing, defibrillation, diagnosis and therapy delivery. Previously, Dr. Panescu held R&D leadership positions at Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Inc., Intuitive Surgical, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc., Boston Scietific Corp., etc. He is inventor on over 165 issued US patents. He has co-authored over 200 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 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.