Mike Stopa

Mike Stopa is a nanotechnologist. He has published nearly a hundred papers on the physics, chemistry and bio-chemistry of very small things. And his main focus has always been: how do we get those small things to work for us?

He’s currently teaching graduate chemistry at MIT, consulting for the National Science Foundation and working with a start-up that has developed a new type of computer memory. Until last year he was a Harvard researcher specializing in computation and nanoscience in the Physics Department.

Mike is a lifelong Republican who has run for Congress in Massachusetts. He and his wife enjoy listening to syrupy music with no commercial potential and trying to keep track of their large collection of children and how much they’ve paid out in education costs.