VUV Technologies, Inc. was formed to design, develop and manufacture ultraviolet light sources in a variety of wavelengths. Incorporating proprietary technology licensed from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the Company’s products provide keystone benefits to many industries including water and wastewater treatment, semiconductor and LCD cleaning, ozone production, and printing.
Janet George Murnick has more than thirty five years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, first at the bench developing drugs and associated devices, and later in technical management. She began her career in the Ortho Diagnostics division of Johnson & Johnson where she developed a laser-based cell sorting device for typing and grouping blood. From there she went on to Proctor & Gamble where she became Vice President of Research and Development for the Vicks Division. Her most recent position was as Vice President of the Medical Systems Group at American Standard Companies. She is currently heading a start up company based in Newark.
Janet lives in Bernardsville, NJ where she is a member of the Board of the Bernardsville Public Library. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in Biological Physics from MIT.
Daniel Murnick is a Professor of Physics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Murnick received the Ph. D. degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Physics and Mathematics from Hofstra University in New York. Prior to his Rutgers appointment, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies Inc.). While at Bell Labs, he was elected a Fellow of The American Physical Society and received the Humboldt Award for Distinguished American Scientists from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
At Rutgers he currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Physics and has held the Donald H. Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics. In 1996 he was awarded the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey for developing the Laser Assisted Ratio Analyzer (LARA), a system for measuring isotopic ratios in breath for use in diagnostic gastroenterology.
Professor Murnick is the author or coauthor of more than 145 technical papers and holds several patents in the areas of isotope analysis, ultraviolet light production and laser surface modification. He also holds guest appointments at GSI in Darmstadt Germany and MIT in Cambridge MA and, at Rutgers, is a member of the graduate faculties in Biological Sciences and Chemistry as well as Physics.