JD Albert is an engineer, inventor, and teacher. He is one of the inventors of electronic ink and after graduating from MIT, he co-founded E Ink where he successfully shipped the first commercial products with the new technology. Since then, he has continued in product development, working on a wide variety of projects including novel solar modules, integrated blood glucose meters, packaging innovation, and power systems.
He is named on over 95 granted U.S. patents and speaks and writes about engineering, innovation, and manufacturing. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
He resides in Philadelphia with his family and really enjoys biking to work.
At the University of Pennsylvania, JD Albert teaches the final studio class for students in the Integrated Product Design Master's Program. Over the course of a year, the students iterate designs, research user needs, engineer prototypes, and create business plans. He also teaches Design for Manufacturability (MEAM514).