Jack Alvarenga is a Research Scientist at the Wyss Institute, where he works on adaptive materials. He is intrigued by the design, development, and characterization of innovative materials systems that serve a purpose and can make an impact outside the laboratory. His work is driven by the belief that fundamental and radical materials research will be crucial to addressing several of the issues facing contemporary society, including energy efficiency and sustainability. Jack received his B.S. in Physics and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he investigated the synthesis and integration of carbon nanotube materials for aerospace wiring.