Jacob Robinson received a B.S. in Physics from UCLA in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 2008 under advisor Dr. Michal Lipson. After completing his Ph.D.studying silicon nanophotonics he began postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Jacob developed silicon nanowire devices to probe the electrical and chemical activity of living cells. In the summer of 2012, he joined the ECE and BioE departments at Rice. He is currently interested in developing nanofabricated devices to study the structural and functional dynamics of living neural circuits.
WEBSITE(S)| Robinson Lab
Nanotechnology to measure and manipulate neural activity Data Science, neuroengineering, photonics, optics
2008 Ph.D. Applied Physics, Cornell University
2003 B.S. Physics, University of California Los Angeles
Honors & Awards
2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award
2014 Dunn Award Recipient