Leadership

Ibrahim (Abe) Gökçe Yayla, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Inanç Ortaç, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer

Ibrahim (Abe) Gökçe Yayla, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Started multiple technology companies with successful exits, including InnoComm Wireless ($130M sale to National Semiconductor, 2000). Abe has multiple years of engineering management experience. He worked or performed consulting services for many major semiconductor companies including Intel, Fairchild, National Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Conexant, AMCC, PCSI, Trident, ABB Hafo, Nanogen, Nanotronics and Opti. Dr. Yayla received a Ph.D degree from UC San Diego in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics.


Inanç Ortaç, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Ortaç has invented and developed the DevaCell’s OnCoat technology. He did his doctoral studies at University of California, San Diego on nanotechnology. The prestigious prizes he won for his studies and inventions includes:

  • The grand prize in the national Collegiate Inventors Competition in 2012.
  • The first prize in the Entrepreneur Challenge in 2013
  • The  second place in the Entrepreneur Challenge in 2011

He co-founded DevaCell Inc. and currently serves as the company’s chief technology officer.