Jim received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada in 2004. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and 2009, respectively. His research interests are in NEMS/MEMS and their applications to medicine and energy. Thus far, his research has focused on biologically-inspired MEMS sensors and next-generation energy storage utilizing nanocomposites. Outside of research he enjoys exploring the Bay Area, music, backpacking and swimming.