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Jhongwoo Peck, PhD

Patent Agent

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Jhongwoo (Jay) is a Patent Agent with significant engineering and research experience. He has particular technical capabilities in areas related to mechanical, aerospace, thermal, and environmental engineering; micro and nano systems; fluid dynamics; biomedical technologies; chemical and optical sensor systems; and renewable and conventional energy.

Prior to joining our Intellectual Property Practice, Jay was a senior engineer in the Center for Aero-Thermodynamics at Aerodyne Research. There he developed atmospheric particulate matter measurement and simulation techniques and designed, built, and tested reactor systems to produce fuels from renewable sources. During his tenure, he led a NASA-funded project that developed an instrument to measure particle-phase sulfates. A journal paper summarizing Jay’s work on another project — which solved a long-standing problem with one of the company’s instruments — was selected by the editor of Aerosol Science and Technology as one of the publication’s most notable papers of 2016. While at Aerodyne, Jay published more than a dozen additional journal papers and was invited to talk and present at a number of US and international conferences.

Earlier Jay was a research assistant in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he developed a combustion system for micro-scale (MEMS) gas turbine engines for portable power generation. Jay earned both his MS and PhD at MIT. His PhD thesis was entitled, “Development of a Liquid-Fueled Micro-Combustor.”


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc, Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Seoul National University (BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)


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