Jeffrey J. Fox

nanoSTAR Managing Director
(434) 982-5868

Jeffrey J. Fox is the Managing Director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia. He manages activities that promote multidisciplinary nanoscale and quantum research and development across Grounds, emphasizing applications in electronics, biomedicine, energy, and the environment. His focus is to develop and strengthen partnerships within the UVa research community and with other public and private institutions.

Jeff has experience conducting multidisciplinary research and managing multi-institution partnerships in both the public and private sectors. Before joining nanoSTAR, Jeff was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. His projects included public outreach in the areas of science, technology,and entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and program evaluation in the Bureau's Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Jeff also served as an American Institute of Physics/AAAS Congressional Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, where he worked primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education policy.

Prior to his policy experience, Jeff was a Visiting Scientist with the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, where his research focused on computer models of the heart's electrical activity. Before moving to Cornell, Jeff was a founding scientist and the Vice President of Cardiovascular Research at Gene Network Sciences, a biotechnology company. There he led an multi-disciplinary research team that developed simulation software for studying cardiac rhythm disorders and the effects of drugs on cardiac electrophysiology.

Jeff graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Physics, and received a PhD in Physics from Cornell University.