Janusz Bryzek, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Board Chairman
Serving as Exo’s Co-Founder and Executive Board Chairman, Janusz is a pioneer in the fields of micro-mechanical integrated systems (MEMS) and sensors. He has co-founded 11 Silicon Valley MEMS companies with products including MEMS sensors (pressure, acceleration, gyro), MEMS microstructures (mirrors), sensor-based systems-on-chip (wireless pressure sensors, motion sensors with embedded sensor fusion) and systems (optical switches, medical ultrasound imagers). Janusz has performed due diligence for top-tier VC firms, including USVP (Irwin Federman), Mayfield, Benchmark, Morgenthaler, and Panorama. He also worked as an advisor or board member for 40+ startups.
Janusz has been the recipient of multiple awards, including “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arthur Young in 1989, and Lifetime Achievement Awards in 1994 and 2003 by Sensors Magazine and MANCEF, respectively. In 2016, he was named Outstanding Polish Business Executive by the Polish Embassy in the United States and subsequently received the Industry Impact Award for Engineering Excellence from Sensors Expo in 2018.
He has published 250+ papers, wrote sections of four books, and has organized and chaired many international conferences. He is the author of 30 U.S. patents and multiple patent applications and has initiated several sensor standardization efforts.
Janusz earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. from Warsaw Technical University, Poland. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.