Jonathan Hack Memorial Scholarship for Materials ScienceJonathan Hack Memorial Scholarship for Materials Science
This fund supports scholarships for graduate students in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering. MH2 Technology Law Group LLP (formerly, Min, Hsieh & Hack LLP) established this fund in 2006 in memory of Jonathan A. Hack, Ph.D.
Dr. Hack was born on March 28, 1965, in Milwaukee, WI. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management in 1988, a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1994, a master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering in 2006 – all from the University of Florida. Dr. Hack was a registered patent attorney and the founding partner of MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, where he applied his extensive experience in all aspects of patent law. Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, he was an attorney with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, DC. Jonathan was also a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications for the fabrication of semiconductor devices and VLSI.
Prior to his legal career, Dr. Hack worked as an applications engineer for Mitsubishi Cable America, Inc., where he counseled and advised on semiconductors, optoelectronics devices and fiber-optic technologies. He held three U.S. patents for ferromagnetic semiconductors based on his research at UF. In addition, he co-authored three journal articles and gave lectures on nanotechnology, micro electromechanical systems and light-emitting materials. He passed away on April 6, 2006, at the age of 41.