Tanya Paskova, a widely published expert on gallium nitride materials, is the new chief science officer at Kyma Technologies.

Kyma (Greek for "wave") is a developer of gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AIN) materials for use in semiconductors.

Paskova has worked with Kyma on projects since early 2006 leading to several articles in scientific journals and presentations at conferences about Kyma’s technology. A graduate of Sofia University in Bulgaria and Linkoping University in Sweden, she has taught at three universities and conducted extensive research on GaN. Paskova is the author of more than 200 scientific papers.

“The addition of Tanya to our team represents an exciting opportunity to build upon our ongoing efforts to improve our current products, to develop new products, and to grow our portfolio of strategic partnerships,” said Drew Hanser, vice president of business development and chief technology officer at Kyma.

Kyma utilizes technology developed at North Carolina State University.