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School of Engineering

James Vlahakis

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

James Vlahakis

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3239
Anderson Hall, Room 204
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
Micro/nano fabrication with a particular focus on process development, chemical mechanical planarization and tribology, surface science, Ion beam application
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2008
S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University, 2003
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1988
Professional Experience: 
2011-present:

Laboratory Manager/Researcher, Tufts University

2010-2011:

Planarization Process Engineer, Intel Corporation

2009-2010:

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University

2001-present:

Accelerator Engineer, Massachusetts General Hospital

1995-2001:

Accelerator Engineer, Harvard University