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Meet the TERA-print Team

Chad A. Mirkin


Dr. Chad A. Mirkin is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Medicine. He is one of only 19 scientists, engineers and medical doctors in the world, and the only chemist, to be elected into all three branches of the US National Academies. He is the author of over 600 manuscripts and over 900 patent applications worldwide (262 issued). Mirkin has been a co-founder of multiple startup companies, including Nanosphere, Inc., AuraSense, LLC, and Exicure, LLC.

Andrey Ivankin


Dr. Andrey Ivankin holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has over ten years of experience in instrumentation design. In addition to his work with cantilever-free scanning probe lithography, he has experience in developing state-of-the-art single-molecule electro-optical detection and measurement tools and high-precision multi-axis mechanical systems for studying thin films, and novel microfluidic architectures.

W. Benjamin Mirkin


Mr. W. Benjamin Mirkin holds a BA degree from the University of the Pacific, and he has extensive experience in marketing and international sales.  For the last 2 years he has been in charge of the TERA-Fab M and TERA-Fab E series sales & distribution throughout Asia, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  He also plays a significant role in establishing research and co-development contracts with government agencies and corporate entities interested in using or acquiring TERA-print capabilities.

Jared Magoline


Mr. Jared Magoline holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and biology from Valparaiso University and has played a vital role in the commercial success of TERA-print’s instruments. He works closely with TERA-fab users on developing protocols for applications in biology, materials science, and chemistry.  These include cell-based assays, electronic and optical device prototyping, gene-chips, combinatorial nanoscience, and large area nanoparticle synthesis. In addition, he is responsible for training staff and graduate students to operate TERA-print’s tools and works closely with clients of varying scientific backgrounds to effectively use the Company’s technology.

Keith A. Brown


Dr. Keith A. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics at Boston University. He earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Harvard University and an B.S. in physics from MIT. Following his doctoral work, he was an International Institute for Nanotechnology postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University. Keith has co-authored 49 peer-reviewed publications, eleven patent applications, and his work has been recognized through the reception of awards including the Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership from Northwestern University, the American Vacuum Society Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Postdoctoral Award, and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.