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Bio


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Bio


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 75 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.

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E Ink


E Ink


E Ink is the display technology used in electronics readers such as the Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony Reader, and many others.

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Teaching


Teaching

Teaching


Teaching

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 taught Mechanisms for Designers, a project-based class where design students create working machines.  Here are the final videos for 201320142015, and 2016.