Resume of: Geoffrey Fernald Contact Info Sept. 2004 ________________________________________________________________________


B.S.E.E. University of California, Berkeley; M.S.E.E. University of California, Berkeley

BS Moleculary Biology Stanford University 2011

Additional education includes numerous management courses,computer architecture, advanced control systems, DSP, and UNIX courses. Recent Molecular Biology intensive lab class at Smith College completed (PCR, many gels; DNA, RNA and Protein)


A partime contractor position in genetic research and development. I have strong cross-discipline skills in electronic equipement.



8 years as a technical individual contributor doing circuit design.

13 years of analog/digital and power-electronics design including 4 years of Medium Voltage(4160vac) switch gear design and manufacturing.

23 years of technical management - 5 in small companies and 18 in large corporations as a 1st and 2nd level manager and as a Director.


Fall 2007-Spring 2011 Stanford University School of Humanities and Science: Moleculary Biology Major

Oct. 2004- 2007 Sabbatical and Author of "Not in a Thousand Years"

July 1999- Sept 2004

Advanced Bionics Corp., Sylmar, CA (near LA)

Director, Hardware Design Engineering


February 1990- Present

Acuson Corp., Mountain View, CA

Director, Hardware Design Engineering


October 1986-January 1990

Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah

Super-computer Group

Manager of Hardware Development & Diagnostics


* 6/85 - 8/86 Family Sabbatical in New Hampshire at father's ancestral home.(some time spent doing designs for process automation - mechanical to digital interfaces).

July 1981 - June 1985

Amdahl Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA (IBM compatible Mainframes)

Manger: Power, Cooling, and EMC


October 1977 - June 1981

Elliott Control Co., Burlingame, CA (408) 637-3761

Electrical equipment manufacturer of medium voltage motor starters. (20 employees)

Chief Engineer


June 1975-October 1977

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit District), Oakland, CA

Group Manager-Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Systems(8 engineers).


* During 1972-73 my wife and I traveled through Europe.

October 1968 - February 1972

Westinghouse R & D Center, Churchill, PA.

Design Engineer - Power Conversion Group




LANGUAGES - Norwegian (fluent), German (conversational),


OUTSIDE INTERESTS - Family, people, fine art, poetry, management, science.