Dillion Acker-James

dillon acker james headshot-Hearts to Humanity Eternal

I’m a graduate student studying Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) who has worked on medical devices and transformative micro switches. I grew up in Santa Barbara and Mariposa: two very different places in California. I didn’t code nor take a physics class until undergrad and actually chose my focus in electrical engineering because I mistakenly thought that my grandpa was an electrical engineer. He did work for HP, but in the marketing department. Nevertheless, I thrived as an EE at UC Santa Barbara, and made the switch from III-V devices to MEMS in graduate school. The physics at the micro scale interests me because so much is counterintuitive, when compared to macro-physics, and can greatly impact our daily lives. I’m striving to make positive impacts with my work and life.