Sam Hill is a member of the Design Research Lab and a Senior Consultant with the DFKI Design Research eXplorations (DRX) team. He is involved with new partner and project acquisition, team entrepreneurial activities, and strategic planning. Sam has nearly 20 years of experience in the development of industrial automation and software solutions, sustainability platforms, and electro-optical sensor systems. He has founded three companies, two in the US and one in Germany within the fields of green energy, biotechnology, and quantum-computational systems and processes. Sam has a background in imaging and photographic technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and graduate degrees in optical sciences from the University of Arizona and media sciences and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory.