Steve Konsek

SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF

Steve Konsek joined the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR program in 2012 and has served as both a Program Director for the SBIR/STTR and the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program. Prior to joining NSF, Steven was the Chief Technology Officer at Illumitex, a venture-backed company developing light emitting diode chips, packages and fixtures for general illumination. He previously served as chief of technical staff at Glo, recognized as one of Europe’s top LED startups. Prior to Glo, Steven was the director of device R&D at Nantero, a memory startup.

Throughout his career, Steven has developed innovative, game-changing technologies across a range of semiconductor applications. He holds numerous patents and publications in LEDs, memory, process integration and nanoscale devices. Steven has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University.