James Vlahakis earned his Ph.D. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Harvard. He returned to Tufts from his role as a process development engineer at Intel Corp. He has experience in academic, industrial and government environments, in a number of areas – micro and nano fabrication, ion beam operations and applications and medical device testing and regulation. The Tufts Micro/Nano Fabrication Lab is a multi-user, multi-PI, multi department core facility that enables micro/nano scale research for all Tufts campuses and Vlahakis is responsible for all operational aspects of the facility. In addition, he regularly contributes to micro/nano research programs that cross numerous fields, like flexible devices, MEMS sensors, and bio-optics, among others.
Laboratory Manager/Researcher, Tufts University
Planarization Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University
Accelerator Engineer, Massachusetts General Hospital
Accelerator Engineer, Harvard University