BRAD PADEN, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Board Member
Dr. Brad Paden is an active technical team member, advises on business strategy and operations, and participates in recruiting business and technical talent to EPS. As the former CEO of LaunchPoint Technologies Inc. (the parent company of LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions), he negotiated the license of LaunchPoint’s artificial heart technology to World Heart Inc. (now Medtronic/HeartWare) and managed the business aspects of LaunchPoint’s founding equity positions in Inogen Inc. and Gravity Power, LLC. Dr. Paden is Professor Emeritus at UC Santa Barbara and a Fellow of the IEEE, ASME, and AIMBE. He was the recipient of the ASME 2010 Charles S. Draper Innovative Practice Award; the 2001 IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award; and the 1993 Kalman Best Paper Award from the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. Dr. Paden has co-authored over 100 publications and holds 24 patents in the field of engineering systems. He holds PhD, MS and BS Engineering degrees from UC Berkeley.