Nanosys has assembled an accomplished executive leadership team well versed in turning new technology into commercial products for high revenue markets.


Jason Hartlove President & CEO

Jason Hartlove joined Nanosys in 2008 with a proven track record of turning emerging technologies into successful commercial products. His vision for Nanosys has led the company to focus on high-growth markets with urgent pain points that Nanosys technologies are uniquely positioned to solve such as vibrant, efficient displays for portable devices.

Prior to joining Nanosys, he was president of the Imaging Solutions Division of MagnaChip Semiconductor in Seoul, South Korea, where he turned an internally focused semiconductor group into a multinational company on track for an IPO. Before MagnaChip, Hartlove was vice president and general manager of the Sensor Solutions Division of Agilent Technologies, a Hewlett-Packard owned company. At Agilent, he led the commercial development and application of optical position sensing technology, which resulted in everyday products like the optical mouse and image sensors for digital cameras.

Hartlove is the author of more than 20 patents, including the winner of the Hewlett Award in 2004 for best patent. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA and has completed graduate work at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.


Noland Granberry, Nanosys CFO

Noland Granberry Chief Financial Officer

Noland Granberry is responsible for leading Nanosys’ worldwide accounting and financial reporting. Noland’s background in the financial and technology industry stretches across 30 years and includes experience in accounting, auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, financial forecasting, and tax planning and compliance.

Granberry joined Nanosys in June 2014 from Silicon Image where, as CFO, he led the company to strong revenue growth and profitability. Prior to Silicon Image, he served as the director of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance at Xilinx, Inc. where he established and managed a successful compliance program. He also served as the senior director of finance at SanDisk Corporation where he was responsible for managing worldwide accounting and financial reporting activities. Other appointments include positions as corporate controller at IKOS Systems, Inc. and senior audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Leading Research

DR. JIAN CHEN Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Chen is Vice President of Research and Development at Nanosys, where he is leading the development of a new generation of lighting technology based on quantum dots. Since joining Nanosys in 2002, Dr. Chen has directed research efforts across a variety of applications.  His brilliant work on quantum dot commercialization has led to key breakthroughs in performance and manufacturability.

Prior to joining Nanosys, Dr. Chen spent four years at Seagate Technology, developing spin-valve read-heads for magnetic hard-drives.

Dr. Chen has a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Ohio State University, completed post doctorate research at the University of Florida and is the author of 26 patents.

Sustaining Differentiation


Andrew Filler is vice president of intellectual property. He has expertise managing intellectual property across an array of technology and medical companies. At Nanosys, Filler manages one of the largest quantum dot patent porfolios with over 200 patents and applications. Under his leadership Nanosys has also inked complex licensing agreements with multinational companies including Samsung and LGIT.

Filler previously served as chief intellectual property counsel at Caliper Technologies, senior associate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and director of intellectual property at Corvascular.

Filler holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from University of San Francisco Law School.