Board of Directors

Dr. Ann Marie Sastry Chair, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors

Dr. Ann Marie Sastry

Chair, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors ​
Ann Marie Sastry is President and CEO of Amesite. Dr. Sastry was previously President, CEO, Board Director and co-Founder of Sakti3, recognized as one of MIT’s 50 Smartest Companies (2015), and as a Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work winner (2017). Backed by a global team of venture capitalists, the company was acquired by Dyson in 2015 for $90M. Sastry was invited to the White House in 2015 to be recognized for her technology entrepreneurship, and meet with President Barack Obama. Her technology and business work have been featured in the WSJ, Fortune, Forbes, the Economist, USA Today, the New York Times and on the cover of Inc. Prior to starting her companies, she was Professor of Mechanical, Biomedical and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, which is ranked among the top 5 public universities in the nation. She was named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (UM’s highest teaching honor) in 2008. Tenured and promoted early, Sastry was recognized with some of the highest honors in her scientific fields over her 17 year academic career, including the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award (2011) and NSF's Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1997). She founded two academic research centers in intracellular signaling (Keck Foundation) and advanced automotive batteries (GM / Department of Energy), and a global graduate program in Energy Systems Engineering. She has co-authored over 100 publications and 100 patents and filings, and has delivered over 100 invited lectures and seminars globally on a range of scientific and technology topics, spanning mathematics, physics, bioscience and battery technology. Sastry is active in philanthropy and business mentorship, with a focus on education and poverty alleviation. She holds PhD and MS degrees from Cornell University, and a BS from the University of Delaware, all in mechanical engineering.

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Anthony Barkett, J.D.

Member, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors ​
Mr. Barkett is a California-based real estate developer. Mr. Barkett practiced law from 94-2003 specializing in land use, affordable housing and government relations. He is currently the managing member of several LLC's which developed and now own and manage commercial real estate in CA, Arizona and Hawaii. He is the managing member of Oliveto, LLC which farms and manages olive and walnut orchards in Linden, CA. He is the CEO of Trinity Solar and managing member of Affordable Energy Partners, LLC which built and still owns and manages solar systems throughout CA. He is a board member and has been for 17 years of the Downtown Stockton Alliance which is a property owner based 501c 3 organized to promote and restore downtown Stockton, he is a political consultant for Stockton East Water District and has held this position for 20 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

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Dr. Edward H. Frank, Ph.D.

Member, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors
Dr. Edward H. Frank is co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant Lime, Inc., a very early-stage technology development startup. From 2009 through 2013, he was Vice President of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc. where he led the development of four generations of Macintosh laptop and desktop computers. Before joining Apple, he was Corporate Vice President of Research and Development at Broadcom, where he was responsible for Broadcom's overall engineering execution and played a key role in corporate business and IP strategy. Dr. Frank co-founded and led the engineering group for Broadcom's Wireless LAN business. Dr. Frank joined Broadcom in May 1999 following its acquisition of Epigram, Inc., where he was the founding CEO and Executive Vice President. In 2018, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to the development and commercialization of wireless systems. Dr. Frank holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow.

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J. Michael Losh

Member, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors
Mr. Losh has served as a member of Amesite’s board of directors since Feb. 2018. Mr. Losh served as the Chief Financial Officer at Cardinal Health from July 2004 to May 2005. Mr. Losh was with General Motors from 1964 to 2000. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of General Motors Corp., the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, from July 1994 to August 2000. He is the Chairman of the Board of Masco Corp. (2015-present), and Director at Aon PLC (2003-present), HB Fuller Co (2001-present), and Prologis, Inc. (2012-present). Mr. Losh has served as a director of AMB Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., Care Fusion Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corp., Delphi Automotive Systems Corp., Hughes Electronics, Quaker Oats Company, and TRW Automotive Inc. He served as Chairman of the boards of GMAC and Metaldyne Corp. Mr. Losh holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Richard Ogawa, J.D. amesite

Richard Ogawa, J.D.

Member, Amesite Inc. Board of Directors
Mr. Richard T. Ogawa has been General Counsel at Inphi Corporation, responsible for overseeing legal matters, corporate, intellectual property, and government affairs. Mr. Ogawa is a Registered United States Patent Attorney and a Member of the California State Bar with more than 25 years of experience in technology companies. Prior to Inphi, he was a Partner at Townsend and Townsend. He is the founder and owner of Ogawa Professional Corporation, his own law firm. He is General Counsel for Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., a venture funded company by Khosla Ventures, and is General Counsel for MCube, Inc. a venture funded company by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He has also held a variety of engineering and management positions at NEC Electronics. He is a Charter Member of the Indus Entrepreneur Group (TIE) and had been a member of the boards of the Asian Law Alliance, American Intellectual Property Law Association. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1984, and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific in 1991.