Mr. Richard E. Hitt
Mr. Hitt joined HYPRES in January 2003 as vice president and general manager of government products and systems. He was appointed President and CEO in July 2005. Prior to that, he served at Raytheon where he was director of Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) programs, and director of business development for radios and terminals. During his career, he has held senior leadership positions with EG&G of Boston and Mnemonics, Inc., of Florida. His career in the Air Force included extensive time as a senior program manager in the advanced technology headquarters of the Air Force program, where he was involved in bringing new space command, control, and communications technologies to tactical combat units. His commercial experience has focused primarily on bringing new technologies to mainstream command, control, and communications product lines and programs. Mr. Hitt earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Chapman University, California, and a graduate degree in systems engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He is also a graduate of the DoD Senior Program Manager Course, Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, and the Senior Leadership Course at the University of Chicago, School of Business.
Dr. Oleg Mukhanov
Chief Technology Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
Dr. Mukhanov received the Ph.D. in physics (1987) from Moscow State University and the M.S. in electrical engineering (1983) from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (with honors). Dr. Mukhanov has more than 30 years of experience in superconducting electronics. He joined HYPRES in 1991 to initiate the development of Rapid Single Flux Quantum (RSFQ) superconductor circuit technology, which he co-invented in 1985. Prior to HYPRES he was a staff scientist in Moscow State University developing the RSFQ technology basis. Over the years at HYPRES, Dr. Mukhanov has initiated and led many projects on high-performance superconductor digital, mixed signal, and analog circuits. These include circuits and devices for data processing and storage, radio frequency signal reception, signal and time digital processing, cryogenic interfaces for a variety of applications including wireless communications, radar, electronic warfare, instrumentation, and high-end computing. He is a co-inventor of RSFQ logic and was the designer of a number of the world’s fastest digital circuits. He co-invented Digital-RF architecture and led the development of the world’s first cryocooled Digital-RF receiver system. He also co-invented and led the development of new generation of energy-efficient single flux quantum technology and superconducting ferromagnetic random access memories for energy efficient computing systems. Dr. Mukhanov authored and co-authored over 160 scientific papers, book chapters and over 20 patents. He is a member of advisory committees of international conferences and institutions on superconducting electronics, was chair and member of organizing and program committees of many national and international superconductor electronics conferences. In 2005-2007, Dr. Mukhanov was a president of the US Committee on Superconducting Electronics. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions of Applied Superconductivity and received an IEEE outstanding service recognition as an editor of special issues of this journal. Dr. Mukhanov is a Fellow of IEEE and member of American Physical Society. He is the recipient of The IEEE Award for Continuing and Significant Contributions in the Field of Small Scale Applied Superconductivity (2015).
Mr. Anglim, a 30-year financial executive veteran, became the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of HYPRES in September 2014. During his career, he has played a key role in the rapid expansion of numerous companies and successfully guided several turnarounds and reorganizations. A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Anglim is the founder of YesCFO, which offers high-level financial services to small and mid-sized companies. He recently served as CFO for the defense, space and aerospace supplier Marotta Controls, Inc., where he implemented a number of financial solutions that led to significant improvements to the company’s bottom line and cash flow. As CFO of Vira Manufacturing, Inc., Mr. Anglim helped shore up the company’s finances during a time period when many similar businesses were facing serious economic challenges. A certified public accountant (CPA), Mr. Anglim’s educational background includes a master of business administration in finance from Hofstra University School of Business and a bachelor of science in accounting from New York Institute of Technology. He is also a certified management accountant (CMA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). A prolific writer, Mr. Anglim has been a contributor for such publications as US News and World Report, Accounting Today and Financial Fraud. The New Jersey Society of CPAs published his co-authored work “A/R: It’s an Asset – Most of the Time.” He is active in several professional organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth and Financial Executives International.
Executive Vice President, RF Circuits and Systems
In his current position, Dr. Gupta is responsible for the RF Circuits and Systems Business Division that includes the entire digital-RF technology program. Dr. Gupta was instrumental in changing HYPRES’ business direction in 2000-2001 to focus on RF applications and small-scale digital-RF systems, and creating a multi-faceted program consisting of synergistic research and development (R&D) projects funded by a variety of government agencies and other sources. This branch of business has attracted more than $85M in revenue, and encompasses analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters (ADCs and DACs), digital signal processors (DSP), multi-chip modules (MCMs), cryogenic analog RF modules (CARM), and complete cryocooled digital systems. Dr. Gupta has led the development of three generations of digital-RF receiver systems, the latest of which are modular, multi-function systems operating in customer facilities. Dr. Gupta served in various capacities, including VP R&D (2003-2012), since joining HYPRES in 1997. Prior to joining HYPRES, Dr. Gupta was a post-doctoral research affiliate at Stanford University (1995-1997), working on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor electronics, a theme that he has continued to develop into the hybrid-temperature heterogeneous-technology (HTHT) systems concept that combines the strengths of various warm and cold electronic and photonic technologies to solve difficult technical problems. His doctoral research (1990-1995) at University of Rochester involved the invention of an inductive opening switch built with high-temperature superconductor (HTS) thin films and triggered by short laser pulses. He earned B. Tech. in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering (1990) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Dr. Gupta, a Fellow of the IEEE, is a coauthor of more than 60 articles and holds 45 U.S. patents. He serves on the boards of the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) and the United States Committee for Superconductor Electronics. Dr. Gupta has been serving as the IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS) representative on the IEEE Council on Superconductivity since 2009.
Dr. Masoud Radparvar
Vice President, Engineering
Dr. Radparvar joined HYPRES in 1984. He has worked on all aspects (design, simulation, layout, fabrication and evaluation) of superconducting-based circuits. His expertise, in addition to superconductivity, includes circuit design, thin film growth by various techniques, patterning by photolithography and reactive ion etching, low temperature (cryogenic) techniques and low noise measurements. He developed and demonstrated the first analog to digital converter in the NbN technology operating at 9.5 K and engaged in the design and development of a niobium process for superconducting circuits integrated in the fastest Time Domain Reflectometer/Sampling oscilloscope. Prior to joining HYPRES, Dr. Radparvar was at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Solid State Electronics).