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Mission and Values

PerriQuest® provides creative technical solutions to address emerging threats against the American public and our military forces. The company is set up to quickly assemble cross-disciplinary teams of innovators, and provide experienced technical leadership to produce practical solutions to difficult problems. PerriQuest® innovations combine outside-the-box approaches with fresh scientific perspectives to overcome seemingly impossible challenges.


Leadership Team

DAVENicholas Perricone, MD is the Founder of PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises®.

Dr. Perricone is a physician, scientist, author, educator, and an award winning inventor. He has been issued 161 patents worldwide and has dozens of applications pending in the diverse areas of medicine, pharmacology and aerospace, and is the recipient of the Eli Whitney Intellectual Property Award. He is creator and host of a series of Public Television Specials and the author of several New York Times Best Sellers including The Wrinkle Cure, The Perricone Prescription, The Perricone Promise and Forever Young. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Perricone is adjunct professor of medicine at the Michigan State University College of Medicine and has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine.



DAVEKurt Rauschenbach, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises®. 

Dr. Rauschenbach has over twenty-two years of experience in high technology intellectual property development and strategy as well as research management and related counseling to companies in a wide array of technical fields that encompass electrical engineering, applied physics, computer science, mechanical, and medical technologies.  He offers particular depth of expertise in electronic and optical devices and systems, semiconductors, computers, and microwave technology.  He is an author of over thirty technical papers and an inventor of several issued U.S. patents relating to electronics and lasers.  Dr. Rauschenbach has over a decade of research experience at the nation’s premier research centers and academic institutions including MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Cornell University, AT&T Bell Laboratories, and Hughes Aircraft Research Laboratories.  His law career includes positions at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, Fish & Neave, and Allegretti & Witcoff.  He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.  Dr. Rauschenbach is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, and is registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.



DAVEKristin Rauschenbach, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer of PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises®. 

Dr. Rauschenbach’s 30-year scientific career includes executive leadership and scientific research in government, commercial and academic sectors. Dr. Rauschenbach was Vice President of Emerging Innovations and a Principal Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies and led research groups in quantum information technology, virtualization of large-scale systems, and programmable optical systems.  She was co-founder & CEO of PhotonEx, a start-up company that produced the world’s first 40 Gb/s optical transport product.  She started her career at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, providing foundational research in optical network systems, and was promoted to Associate Division Head of the Communications Division, and a member of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Steering Committee.  She served for four years on MIT's Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research and has contributed to numerous merit review panels for the National Science Foundation.  She has published over fifty scientific papers and more than ten U.S. Patents.  Dr. Rauschenbach has a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT.



DAVEDr. Jennifer D. T. Kruschwitz provides optical design services to PerriQuest®. 

Dr. Kruschwitz has been designing optical interference coatings for military and commercial use for over two decades.  Dr. Kruschwitz was awarded Digital Rochester’s Technology Woman of the Year in 2012 for her innovations in optics and her support of women entering and succeeding in this high technology field. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.  She holds four patents, several provisional and patents pending, and has authored articles in over a dozen peer-reviewed publications in the areas of optical interference coatings and color.  She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Optics from the University of Rochester, and her PhD in Color Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.



DAVEDavid R. Wyble, Ph.D., provides color science technology expertise to PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises®.

Dr. Wyble is President and Founder of Avian Rochester, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in color science and color measurement solutions. Dr. Wyble has worked in different capacities within the color field for over twenty-five years. At Xerox Corp, he modeled the image quality of the color electrophotographic printing process.  He also worked at Munsell Color Science Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology, and taught graduate and undergraduate color and imaging science courses as an adjunct professor. Dave is active in national color and measurement organizations, having twice served on the Board of Directors of the Inter-Society Color Council and providing conference leadership for the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements. He also participates in, or teaches tutorials for, various organizations including: the Society for Imaging Science and Technology; ASTM International; Optical Society of America; Technical Association of the Graphic Arts; and others.

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