Alexander Bruccoleri, Ph.D.

Dr. Bruccoleri is the founder of Izentis LLC and the company’s engineering leader.

Dr. Bruccoleri is an expert in nanofabrication and has extensive experience in aerospace engineering. He conducted research on fabricating nanoscale gratings for x-ray spectroscopy as a Ph.D. student at MIT prior to starting Izentis. At MIT he also conducted research to investigate supersonic flow efficiency at low Reynolds numbers. Prior to MIT, Dr. Bruccoleri was an associate researcher at NASA Ames and conducted experiments on heat exchangers for beamed energy propulsion. He has hands-on experience in building aerospace hardware such as building composite components on the manned X-Racer rocket plane while at XCOR Aerospace.

Dr. Bruccoleri holds 2 U.S. patents and has authored/co-authored 15 scholarly articles. He holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics department with his dissertation in the Space Nanotechnology Lab, an M.S. from MIT’s Space Propulsion Lab, a B.E. and B.A. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. He was a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellow while at MIT.

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Anthony Zorzos, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Fabrication Consultant

Dr. Zorzos is the company’s leader in neuroscience and a consultant in micro and nanofabrication.

Dr. Zorzos is an expert in neuroscience and nanofabrication. He has conducted research on developing technology  for large-scale optogenetic-based functional brain mapping as an MIT Ph.D. student. This involved design and hands-on fabrication of integrated photonic neural probes for 3-D optical neural control. He also conducted research at MIT on applications for electrospray-based focused ion beams from ionic liquid ion sources.  Prior to MIT he conduced research on micro-scale optical characterization of electrospray droplet emission via fluorescence microscopy, pulsed laser illumination, and 3-D holography techniques.

Dr. Zorzos holds 4 U.S. patents and has authored/co-authored 23 scholarly articles. He holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab with his dissertation in the MIT’s Neuroengineering/Synthetic Neurobiology Lab, an M.S. from MIT’s Space Propulsion Lab, a B.S. in Physics from Brown University. He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellow while at MIT.

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Benjamin Golub, Ph.D.
Strategy and Economics Advisor

Dr. Golub is the company’s adviser for economics and business strategy.

Dr. Golub is an expert in economic theory. His research focuses on networks in the economy and in society more broadly. This includes financial relationships that mediate the contagion of economic volatility; the flow of ideas through social ties and joint business activity; and networks of international cooperation on issues such as climate change. Dr. Golub applies his expertise toward advising Izentis and its customers on strategies for projects and long term planning.

Dr. Golub is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Harvard. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellow while at Stanford.

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