Joseph Mantese


Dr. Joseph Mantese is a Research Fellow at United Technologies Corporation’s Research Center, specializing in electronic materials, components, sensors, and packaging. He received both his MS and PhD in solid state physics from Cornell University and his BS in physics from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

Prior to joining UTRC, Dr. Mantese was Department Head of Delphi Research Laboratories (Materials, Components, and Packaging), the central research laboratory responsible for developing advanced technologies for automotive systems, including systems for: safety, entertainment, HVAC, connection, and emission. Before joining Delphi in 1999, Dr. Mantese was a member of General Motors Research and Development Laboratories where he was Section Leader of sensor development. Dr. Mantese is the recipient of an R&D 100 Award (1997) for the development of industrial scale plasma ion implantation, winner of UTRC’s 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award for his work related to multi-species chemical sensing, is twice winner of General Motors’ Campbell Award (1990 and 1995) for scientific breakthroughs in materials science, an inductee and subsequent honoree of Delphi Corporation’s Hall of Fame (2000, 2004) for scientific research and creation of corporate intellectual property, and the winner of Wayne State University’s Socius Collegii Award (2004) for collaborative research with the School of Engineering.

In 2013 he was made a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). Dr. Mantese is the holder of 37 patents pertaining to electronic materials, sensors, MEMS, and components. He is also the co-author of 97 peer reviewed papers, including a book on the fundamentals of graded ferroic materials, and three book chapters related to electronic materials and devices.