Dr. Alicia Jackson joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in October 2010. Her interests include the integration of engineering with biology to assemble cells and inorganic materials, novel manufacturing processes for increased process versatility and resiliency in a combat environment, and biomanufacturing to create self-healing materials, evolvable processes and otherwise ‘unmanufacturable’ materials.
Dr. Jackson came to DARPA from the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources where she served as a member of the Professional Staff. Her portfolio included Smart Grid, Grid Scale Energy Storage, National Competitiveness, Clean‐Energy Jobs and Federal Energy R&D.
Dr. Jackson received her PhD (2007) and SB (2002) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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