Stephen Gibbons, Brewer Science Inc.

Stephen E. Gibbons serves as the Director of Technology, Carbon Electronics Division for Brewer Science, Inc., Rolla, MO, USA. From 2009 – 2012 Steve served as the Analytical & Characterization Laboratory Manager. Prior to 2009, responsibilities included material and wafer process engineering, quality assurance, new business development, and customer support. Before joining Brewer Science in 2000, Steve served in the US Armed Forces. Steve graduated in 1995 with a BS degree in Mathematics and again in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry.

(Updated Sept. 2014)


Successful commercialization of new technologies are some of the most exciting experiences for small technology companies and are critical for long term sustainability. Unfortunately, the process of commercialization is not always straight forward. One particular area of growing concern during the commercialization process of technologies enabled by advanced materials is regulatory acceptance. Advanced materials are often riddled with unknown health and environmental risks and it is the responsibility of the regulatory agencies to mitigate these risks. However, while attempting to commercialize their respective technologies, small businesses are experiencing many frustrations such as a lack of defined processes, grouping of applications, inconsistent restrictions, etc. During this panel discussion Dr. Stephen Gibbons of Brewer Science, Inc. will share the perspective of a small, privately owned business and the challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors enabled by these advanced materials.