Jack L. Skinner received the B.S. degree from Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT, the M.S. degree from Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and the Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, CA, in mechanical engineering in 2000, 2002, and 2007, respectively.
He was a graduate researcher with the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), Berkeley, CA, from 2004 to 2007, where he developed diffractive optical microsystems. Since 2003, he has been with Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, where he is currently a Principal Member of the Technical Staff. He has been working in the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology since 2001. His research interests include technological advancements in the understanding and application of microscale and nanoscale devices, materials, and methods.
Dr. Skinner is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Materials Research Society (MRS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).