Jim Abbott is Director of Electronic Films Engineering at Crown Electrokinetics, a small Oregon start-up, where he leads the commercialization of the core microfluidic technology into the smart window market. He is also co-founder of Polynovation, LLC., member of the Willamette Angels, and is graduate faculty at OSU.
Previously, Jim was the Advanced Thin Films and Nanomaterials lead at HP Inc. with responsibility for the thin films commercialization and manufacturing roadmap.
He is author of more than 50 US patent applications and has been granted more than 30 US and international patents to date. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy Nuclear Power Program and received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University.
Jim is passionate about building innovation teams, technologies, and strategies to empower people to change the world. He believes that the linkage of science innovation with business innovation is critical to achieving this vision.