People

February 11, 2016 | 1:38 pm

The Jacobs Institute is an interdisciplinary hub on Berkeley’s campus, and our diverse team reflects this. From our network of faculty and industry leaders to our in-house team of makers and mentors, we’re here to help you explore all things design. Meet the team. 

Faculty Leadership

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BJÖRN HARTMANN

Faculty Director

bjoern@eecs.berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 220A

ERIC PAULOS

Chief Learning Officer

paulos@cs.berkeley.edu
Jacobs 210B

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Program, Technical, and Teaching Staff

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EMILY RICE

Director, Programs & Operations
emilyrice@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 210A

JOEY GOTTBRATH

Technical Lab Lead
joeygottbrath@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 110B

LAURA MITCHELL

Communications & Programs Officer
lauramitchell@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 103

Emily leads the Jacobs Institute’s programs and all operations in Jacobs Hall. Contact her regarding teaching, design initiatives, and partnerships. Joey leads the technical team and is Jacobs Hall’s building manager. Contact him for safety and technical issues. For equipment service requests, please open a ticket. Laura manages the Jacobs Institute’s public programs, communications, and external relations. Contact her regarding events, outreach, online and print content, and press inquiries.

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AMY DINH

Student Services Advisor
amydinh@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 103

STACY JO SCOTT

Design Specialist
stacyjoscott@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 120

MATT WOLPE

Design Specialist
mwolpe@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 120

Amy manages student services and academic affairs at the Jacobs Institute. Contact her for questions about student resources, including courses, co-curricular programs, and advising. Stacy Jo is an artist working at the intersection of ceramics and digital fabrication. Contact her regarding use of our Type A Machines 3D printers or to talk about ceramics. Matt brings a background in design/build, from furniture to designing chicken coops. He is particularly interested in public interest design. Contact him to learn about wood fabrication.

GARY GIN

Design Specialist
garygin@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 120

CHRIS PARSELL

Design Specialist
cparsell@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 120

KENT WILSON

Design Specialist
kent.wilson@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 120

Gary focuses on electronics and robotics. Contact him regarding Jacobs Hall’s spaces and tools for electronics-based making or to hear about his BattleBots experiences. Chris brings broad experience in digital fabrication, from 3D modeling to laser-cutting. Contact him about high-end 3D printing or to hear about hacking shopbots to draw. Kent designs architecture, brand, package, and product, fueling his passion for 3D digital fabrication. Contact him to optimize design aesthetics, function, and fabrication.
 

ALETA MARTINEZ

Administrative Officer
aleta@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 234

ROLAND SAEKOW

Special Projects
saekow@berkeley.edu
Jacobs Hall 110A

CHRIS MYERS

Lecturer
chrismyers@berkeley.edu
Office hours vary by semester

Aleta serves as executive assistant to the Faculty Director and provides administrative and operational support. Contact her regarding building tours and upcoming events. Roland works on special projects and operations at Jacobs Hall. Contact him regarding bCourses, General Workshop Safety training, and Jacobs Hall AV questions.
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MICHAEL SHILOH

Lecturer
shiloh@berkeley.edu
Office hours vary by semester

JAMES PIERCE

Lecturer
pierjam@berkeley.edu
Office hours vary by semester

ROB HENNIGAR

Lecturer
robhennigar@berkeley.edu
Office hours vary by semester

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Student Staff

SHOTA OKUI

Student Supervisor

JOSHUA MOULEDOUX

Student Supervisor

TIFFANY CHEUNG

Student Supervisor

Shota loves basketball. But when he’s not refining his graceful three-point shot, he likes to fill his free time working with wood, metal, and software. Talk to him if you’re working on an innovative project. Joshua works with laser-cutters, electronics lab, and 3D printers, and he has experience in CNC subtractive machining. In his free time, he loves doing parkour, building random projects, and watching Netflix. Tiffany loves hearing about ongoing projects at Jacobs Hall, as well as completing DIY projects herself. Her favorite project from DES INV 22 was her LED nameplate and drawing machine. Talk to her about anything!

CHARLENE SHONG

Student Supervisor

MELISSA SU

Student Supervisor

JOSHUA YUAN

Student Supervisor

Charlene is a mechanical engineering major, interested in UAVs, robotics, and the maker culture. She enjoys playing PC games, working on DIY projects, and laser-cutting and 3D printing at Jacobs Hall. Melissa holds the record for most spools of PLA used. She loves to (re)design functional and aesthetic projects. Her goal is to be proficient in all equipment at Jacobs Hall.  Joshua is studying computer science. You can find him playing ultimate frisbee or spending lots of time at Jacobs Hall as a student supervisor and laser-cutter trainer.
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ADAM CASTIEL

Student Supervisor

ALICE CHIN

Student Supervisor

FRANCHESCA SPEKTOR

Graphic Design Assistant

Adam is a mechanical engineering student. Apart from this, he enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, and getting way too excited about cars.
Alice is a second-year intended computer science major. When she’s not studying, you can find her playing tennis, sleeping, or looking for her next project to create at Jacobs.
Franky loves doodling, graphic design, and game illustration. She’s interested in learning more about laser-cutters and great books you’ve read. 

 

Nicole Kim

Storytelling Assistant

Dapree Doyle

Storytelling Assistant

 

Nicole is a third-year urban studies student. She loves taking photos, recording music, and eating ridiculous amounts of ice cream. When she’s not working on creative projects, she’s often coming up with ideas of what to make next. Dapree enjoys making videos. In his free time, you can find him adventuring in the hills, listening to music, or finding something random to make a video about. If you want a project to come to life in a video, let him know!

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Affiliated Faculty and Mentors

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Jack McCauley

Innovator in Residence

President, ROR3 Devices

Mark Hatch

Entrepreneur in Residence

General Partner, Network Society Ventures

Alice Agogino

Faculty Director’s Council

Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Affiliated Faculty, Haas School of Business

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Sara Beckman

Faculty Director’s Council

Senior Lecturer and Earl F. Cheit Faculty Fellow, Haas School of Business

John Canny

Faculty Director’s Council

Paul and Stacy Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Amy Herr

Faculty Director’s Council

Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering

 

Dennis Lieu

Faculty Director’s Council

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Scott Moura

Faculty Director’s Council

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ikhlaq Sidhu

Faculty Director’s Council

Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

 

Hayden Taylor

Faculty Director’s Council

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Paul Wright

Faculty Director’s Council

A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Euiyoung Kim

Postdoctoral Design Fellow

Disruptive Design Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering

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Paula Te

Design Fellow

Interaction Design Researcher, HARC

Andrew Milmoe

Design Fellow

Senior UX Interaction Designer, GE Digital

Office Hours

Roger Modjeski

Electronics Mentor

Founder, RAM Labs

 

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Industry Advisory Board

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Paul Jacobs

Chairman, Jacobs Institute Board
Executive Chairman, Qualcomm

Liam Casey

Founder and CEO
PCH

Bran Ferren

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Applied Minds

Charles Huang

CEO
Indigo 7

Dean Kamen

Founder and President
DEKA Research & Development Corp.

Zexiang Li

Co-Founder, DJI, and Professor
HKUST

Bert Lubin

CEO
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Jack McCauley

President
ROR3 Devices

Isabel Rhee

Member
UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees

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Shankar Sastry

Dean, College of Engineering
UC Berkeley

James Truchard

President, CEO, and Co-Founder
National Instruments

Cher Wang

Chairwoman, CEO, and President
HTC

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Alumni

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Xander Bremer

David Mellis

 Patricia A. Moore

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In memoriam

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Dave Dornfeld, 1949-2016

Founding Faculty Director