Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rob Jones was born and raised in northern California. After a short hiatus from school, Rob enrolled in Yuba College where he obtained an AS in natural science, biology, and mathematics. Rob then left to the American Riviera known as Santa Barbara and enrolled in the chemical engineering program at University of California Santa Barbara. Here Rob joined the lab of Dr. Siddharth Dey, working on single cell sequencing technologies as an NIH MARC fellow. Rob continued his work on single cell sequencing technologies as an SSRP scholar in the lab of Dr. Stephen Quake at Stanford University. Rob completed his undergraduate degree after completion of his capstone project that focused on a techno-economic design of an SMR hydrogen plant with carbon sequestration.
Rob now attends MIT as a graduate student in the chemical engineering department. In the lab of William Green, Rob explores the potential of alternative powertrains and fuels for Class 8 long-haul trucks. He is expected to graduate with his PhD and MBA from MIT in 2024. Rob enjoys exploring new places, playing sports, spending time with friends. He also has an expansive shoe collection.