Eli Hughes, NXP Semiconductors

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Eli is the CTO of TZero Research and Development which develops ultrasonic acoustic sensors and software for the craft beer brewing industry. In addition to his current role at TZero, he also does work for NXP semiconductors and helps develop software and electronics for the pyrotechnics industry. His technical background is in electronics, embedded systems, software and acoustics. In a previous life he worked at the Penn State Applied Research Lab where he was doing research in the areas of sensors, conditioned based maintenance, robotics, undersea vehicles and space science. Eli also taught courses in embedded Systems, FPGAs and Circuit theory at the Penn State University EE Department. In his spare time, he plays the guitar and keyboard in addition to enjoying woodworking.