Jonathan Melnick, Ph.D.

Director, Research
Digital Transformation

Jon is a Research Director at Lux, and leads the Digital Transformation of Physical Industries research program. Jon and his team help clients understand the impact and use cases of digital technologies in their industries, potentially disruptive innovations coming from adjacent industries, and the key underpinning technologies such as IoT, sensors, autonomous vehicles, communication protocols, smart cities and buildings, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR. Prior to taking on this role, Jon worked in a range of Lux Research technology areas including Food, Health, and Wellness, Digital Health and Wellness, Consumer IoT, and Electronic User Interfaces. 

Prior to joining Lux Research, Jon was a National Institute of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow at MIT where he studied electrochemical processes. Jon holds a Ph.D. with distinction, M.Phil and M.A. in chemistry from Columbia University and a B.S. with honors in chemistry from Syracuse University. He has authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific articles on a wide range of technology areas including solar energy storage and environmental mercury remediation.