American Business Executive Angelo Robert Santamaria
Based in the greater Boston area, Angelo Robert Santamaria has spent his career working as an American engineer and business executive. In 1997, he joined the team at the Microsemi Corporation in Watertown, Massachusetts. At Microsemi, Angelo R. Santamaria garnered success in the firm’s production and operations sectors while occupying the position of vice president and general manager.
In 2011, Angelo Robert Santamaria shifted his professional focus towards the renewable energy sector when he took on the role of vice president of operations at solar mounting systems firm, Panelclaw. Calling upon his past experience with finance and product creation, he oversaw development operations. Mr. Santamaria also expanded Panelclaw’s partnerships to include developers in Asia and Europe, thereby boosting firm sales greatly within the span of one year.
In his most recent role, Angelo R. Santamaria acted as vice president of global manufacturing operations at Oasys Water, an international provider of wastewater cleansing systems.
Superconductors Continue to Advance Technology
Angelo Robert Santamaria has held several leadership positions in innovative companies including the American Superconductor Corporation, and most recently, Oasys Water. During his time with American Superconductor, Angelo R. Santamaria developed a wire superconductor technology that was the first of its kind to be commercially available.
Superconductors are elemental alloys that conduct electricity continuously, without resistance, at below certain temperatures. Scientists first discovered this phenomenon in 1911 and have been investigating the various materials that can act as superconductors since.
Superconductors have enabled significant technological advances in many fields. They provide the technology behind magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and sensitive superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) medical scans. The military has explored its potential as a weapon. The “e-bombs” they have conceptualized emit a fast, intense magnetic pulse that can disarm all electronics in a certain area.
Due to their interaction with magnets, superconductors can also allow trains to float just above their tracks, reducing energy waste and allowing them to achieve greater speeds. In Japan, magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) technology has allowed these vehicles to clock speeds up to 374 miles per hour.
When applied to wires, superconductor technology greatly increases the efficiency of electric generators and underground cable systems. Wire superconductors have the potential to create backup energy storage systems and power entire metropolitan areas energy efficiently.