Sivananthan Laboratories is a high tech business incubator focused on promoting economic growth in Illinois and the United States through fostering cutting-edge, fundamental research and development. Sivananthan Laboratories' corporate model is the famous Bell Laboratories, whose many fundamental research contributions helped drive our nation's leadership in technology and manufacturing. Indeed, the demise of major industrial laboratories such as Bell Labs and others has left a large gap in domestic technology development and threatens future economic growth. We are trying to bridge this gap by creating and assisting small businesses in nurturing their ability to research new technologies, create jobs, and generate innovative products and services. We at Sivananthan Laboratories cherish an ecosystem of scientific collaboration among academia, industry, and government while working with external partners to commercialize successful research. We will leverage these collaborations in order to bridge the gap between academia and industry.


Dr. Sivananthan Dr. Siva Sivananthan is the founder of Sivananthan Laboratories, its President and Chairman of its Board of Directors. He is a pioneer in the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth of and the characterization of HgCdTe, including the first MBE growth of HgCdTe on CdZnTe and the development of CdTe/Si composite substrate technology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Today, CdZnTe and CdTe/Si are the leading substrates for the MBE growth of HgCdTe. In 2005 he was honored by the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate with a "Friend of the Night" award for his leadership in this field and his many contributions to infrared sensor technology. His continuing contributions to the field of II-VI semiconductor research and development are evidenced by over 250 refereed publications, numerous invited talks and his perennial co-chairmanship of the "U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials". Dr. Sivananthan also holds the positions of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics and Director of the Microphysics Laboratory (MPL) at UIC. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Physics from UIC and a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka.