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Principal Scientist

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Prior to joining Chemeleon, he served as the NanoFabrication Facility Director at the City University of New York (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). In this role, he worked closely with CUNY faculty and external researchers to fully develop the ASRC’s state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities. Additionally, he led outreach efforts to the public, academic institutions and industrial collaborators. While at the CUNY ASRC, he was a Research Associate Professor and faculty in the Physics and Chemistry PhD Programs at the CUNY Graduate Center, leading several collaborative research projects with academic and industry partners across the greater New York City region.

Jacob has worked as a Senior Engineer in the microelectromechanical (MEMS) industry for several years. As a MEMS Engineer at Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. (ISS), he help developed medical and scientific MEMS sensing devices.  As a Sr. Process Engineer at Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), he utilized cutting edge micro- and nano-fabrication techniques to bring new commercial and automotive MEMS products into high-volume manufacturing.

Jacob has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Boston University. He is also currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University in the Department of Electrical Engineering, teaching graduate courses in micro and nanofabrication. He has also recently founded Nanotech NYC (, a website that aims to foster the continued growth of the nanotechnology community in the greater NYC area.

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