Dr. Mike Zimmerman

Dr. Mike Zimmerman is the Founder of Ionic Materials, a materials technology company that is developing a polymer electrolyte technology for solid state batteries. Prior to Ionic Materials, Mike founded Quantum leap Packaging (QLP) which invented then developed a new liquid crystal polymer technology used for high frequency semiconductor packaging, and high frequency films for 5G systems. He also worked at Bell Laboratories developing materials processes for semiconductor packaging and materials for bringing fiber connectivity to the home. Mike has been a Professor at Tufts University for more than 25 years. As a “Professor of the Practice” in the new Materials Science program, he teaches classes and advises students from an industrial perspective.

Mike has a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), MIT, and University of Pennsylvania.


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