Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Stolyarov is a member of the technical staff in MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Chemical, Microsystems, and Nanoscale Technologies group in the Advanced Technology Division and has a dual appointment with MIT where his role is to lead defense technology initiatives in support of the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing USA Institute. In recent months, Sasha spearheaded the founding of the Defense Fabric Discovery Center (DFDC), a joint enterprise between MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and AFFOA focused on developing advanced fiber and fabric technology solutions for national security and transitioning them into manufacturing. Sasha conducted his graduate and postdoctoral training at MIT, focusing on developing advanced fabrication capabilities for multimaterial fiber devices and systems, including fiber-based chemical sensors, electro-optic modulators, multi-modal waveguides, and opto-fluidic systems. He has coauthored 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and 4 US patents in this emerging field. Sasha earned a PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 2012 and a BS in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory