Jack Hartman

Ph.D. StudentJack Hartman
Mechanical Engineering

390 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
jh2363 (at) cornell.edu

Jack Hartman’s research interests include microfluidic transport, nanoparticle tracking and biophysical characterization of extracellular vesicles, particularly those derived from tumor cells.


Jack Hartman joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in October of 2013. He graduated from Penn State University in December of 2009 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, Jack designed and constructed test beds for a foot-mounted sensor to detect slip in bipedal robots.  He also investigated cavitation-enhanced microchannel heat exchangers for high power electronic cooling applications.  Following graduation, Jack became a civilian engineer for Naval Sea Systems Command at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.  As part of a rotational program, he worked on a variety of projects, including radar requirements development, warship concept development, engineering management of product improvements, and troubleshooting onboard radar systems.  At Navy Research Labs, he analyzed high heat flux cooling systems for several electronic applications.  At the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, he investigated high temperature superconductivity in select materials.

Jack is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
  • McMullen Scholarship, 2013
  • NAVSEA – Letter of Appreciation Ser IWS 2.0/024. Feb 15, 2012
  • H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholarship, 2006-2009
  • Schreyer Honors Scholar, 2005-2009
  • Barry Brooks Scholar Athlete Award, 2005


B.S.M.E. 2009 – Penn State University, State College, PA, Mechanical Engineering, high distinction with department honors, minor in Spanish