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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
Micro/nano fabrication with a particular focus on process development, chemical mechanical planarization and tribology, surface science, Ion beam application

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.

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

Laboratory Manager/Researcher, Tufts University


Planarization Process Engineer, Intel Corporation


Postdoctoral Researcher, Tufts University


Accelerator Engineer, Massachusetts General Hospital


Accelerator Engineer, Harvard University