Jacob Terracina, PhD
Jacob Terracina is a Principal Scientist at ViaeX Technologies. His expertise is in utilizing computational modeling methods to characterize material properties at the molecular level. This in silico approach to chemical characterization allows ViaeX to rapidly optimize materials with minimal iteration.
Jacob’s prior work was on using quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics to optimize polymeric system for biosensing applications. Other projects he has worked on include the development of waveguides to enhance algae-biofuel production, improving procedures for fabricating resistance temperature detectors, optimizing CdSe quantum dots for optics applications, and bio-printing astrocytes to mimic neural networks.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Nanosystems Engineering from Louisiana Tech, where he taught labs on photolithography and nanofabrication. He has a PhD in Engineering from SUNY-Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. When he’s not at ViaeX’s South City laboratory, you will find him at B Street Books in San Mateo, reorganizing the Sci-Fi and arguing with the staff about whether “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” should be shelved under Science or Memoirs.