I am Dr. Jason Amsden. I received my bachelor’s degree and Ph. D. in physics from the University of Maine and Boston University, respectively. In addition, I have several years of postdoctoral research experience at Tufts University and as a United States National Science Foundation sponsored International Research Fellow at Seoul National University. Currently, I am a research scientist at Duke University working on miniaturization of a magnetic sector mass spectrometer and evaluating carbon nanotubes as small low impedance electrodes for neural stimulation. I have a diverse background in various basic and applied research topics including researching photoactive proteinsdeveloping spectroscopic apparatus, pioneering technological applications of silk fibroin, and evaluating hybrid organic photovoltaics. Please download my CV for more information.

When I was in 6th grade, I realized that I wanted a career devoted to developing renewable energy after reading an article on ozone depletion in the "1989 World Book Encyclopedia Science Yearbook." Lately, after reading a very inspiring book called Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, I've realized that I can make a difference researching just about any kind of advanced technology. In addition to science and technology, I enjoy CrossFittaekwondophotography, and cooking. 

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Journal Covers from some work I collaborated on while a postdoc at Tufts University