My name is Yuri Panchul.
On the photo picture below you can see (left to right):
* my friend Shen Yinchun 沈荫椿, a Chinese-American working on a new book about camellias
* me (Yuri Panchul), a Russian-Ukrainian-American engineer and horticulturalist
* my wife Sayaka, a Japanese-American artist
* our children
I have a collection of more than 100 sasanquas and other camellia plants, not including my own seedlings. I grow my plants on my backyard in Sunnyvale, California, mostly in containers. I am a member of The International Camellia Society, American Camellia Society, San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society and The Camellia Society of Santa Clara County.
In addition to this site I write about sasanquas and other plants in paper publications. My articles appeared in The American Camellia Yearbook – a prestigious publication by The American Camellia Society; Camellia News – the journal of Camellias Australia; Sun Camellias – a book published by the Southern California Camellia Society; and three Russian magazines – Tsvetovodstvo (Цветоводство, Ornamental Horticulture), V Mire Rasteniy (В Мире Растений, The World of Plants) and The New Times (Новое Время). I also contributed information and photo pictures of camellias to the articles written by other people in The Camellia Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and a book Camellias written in Chinese by Shen Yinchun 沈荫椿 (Y.C.Shen).
My main occupation is engineering. I got some publicity in the area of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) as a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of a Silicon Valley company called C Level Design, that I founded back in 1996 and that was sold to Synopsys in 2001. Right now I work in MIPS Technologies (2009) – a company founded by Stanford President John Hennessy. Since 1980s MIPS has been a pioneer in modern processor design – MIPS processors were used in Silicon Graphics computers, Sony TV sets, video game consoles, photo cameras, laser printers and numerous other devices.
Here is a photo picture of my garden, made in November 2007:
You can read more about me on my personal site http://panchul.com