Michael Stewart is an Investment Principal at Applied Ventures LLC, the VC arm of Applied Materials. His current interests include new compute architectures, VR/AR/3D display technology, and industrial applications of machine intelligence. Michael serves as board observer for several Applied Ventures companies, and his most recent addition to the AV portfolio is Electroninks, an innovative developer of printed electronics technology. Before joining Applied Ventures, Michael led teams in advanced technology development at Applied Materials and Intel Research, and is listed on 40 US and World patents. He holds a PhD in Chemistry and an MBA from Haas (UC Berkeley).