Nathan Jenkins

Nathan Jenkins

Full Stack Engineer

Personal Profile

Comfortable architecting and building full-stack web applications. Enjoys mentoring junior developers and managing a team. Has recently developed an interest in machine learning.

Computer Skills

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • Redux
  • ES6
  • Webpack
  • Javascript
  • C/C++
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • Python
  • Pandas
  • Tensorflow
  • Firebase
  • ML Engine
  • AWS
  • OpenGL

Work Experience

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Led early studies on strain measurements of dichalcogenides using scanning tunnelling microscopy. Designed and built strain platform.

Postdoctoral researcher at New York University

October 2010 - December 2011

Dynamic measurements of protein folding using atomic force microscopy. Designed and built software to both measure and analyze data from a custom-built atomic force microscope using a fully programmable gate array.

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Geneva

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Designed and built a new custom scanning tunnelling microscope and corresponding software.

Side Projects


University of Geneva

PhD, thesis entitled “Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy of Novel Superconductors,” defended on June 24th, 2009

University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Physics, 2002


First Direct Observation of the Van Hove Singularity in the Tunneling Spectra of Cuprates A. Piriou, N. Jenkins, C. Berthod, I. Maggio-Aprile, and Ø. Fischer. Nature Communications 2, 221 (2011)

Imaging the essential role of spin fluctuations in high-Tc superconductivity N. Jenkins, Y. Fasano, C. Berthod, I. Maggio-Aprile, A. Piriou, E. Giannini, B. W. Hoogenboom, C. Hess, T. Cren, and Ø. Fischer. Physical Review Letters 103, 227001 (2009)

Microcollimator for micrometer-wide stripe irradiation of cells using 20-30 keV X rays. K. Pataky, G. Villanueva, A. Liani, O. Zgheib, N. Jenkins, D.J. Halazonetis, T.D. Halazonetis, and J. Brugger. Radiation Research 172(2):252-9 (2009)

Small-angle neutron scattering study of the vortex lattice in superconducting LuNi2B2C J. M. Densmore, P. Das, K. Rovira, T. D. Blasius, L. DeBeer-Schmitt, N. Jenkins, D. McK. Paul, C. D. Dewhurst, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, and M. R. Eskildsen. Physical Review B 79, 174522 (2009)

Pauli Paramagnetic Effects on Vortices in Superconducting TmNi2B2C L. DeBeer-Schmitt, M. R. Eskildsen, M. Ichioka, K. Machida, N. Jenkins, C. D. Dewhurst, A. B. Abrahamsen, S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield. Physical Review Letters 99, 167001 (2007)

Crystal-edge scanning tunneling spectroscopy on aluminium-doped magnesium diboride C. Dubois, N. Jenkins, A.A. Manuel, Ø. Fischer, N.D. Zhigadli, J. Karpinski. Superconducting Science and Technology 19, 695-698 (2006)

Vortex Imaging in Magnesium Diboride with H┴c M.R. Eskildsen, N. Jenkins, G. Levy, M. Kugler, Ø. Fischer, J. Jun, S. M. Kazakov, J. Karpinski. Physical Review B 68, 100508 (2003)


  • Bouldering
  • Bad guitar playing
  • Long walks with the best dog of all time