Rising Stars in Multidisciplinary Engineering – Adam Jaffe, MIMMM

Senior Engineer


New York, NY

Adam Jaffe has worked on over 100 projects in his six year career with Arup.  These projects have covered topics as diverse as the durability of precast tunnel segments, automated crash test simulation post-processing, embodied carbon and circular economy, the design of a refrigerator with no power source, and more. Because Jaffe has unique skills and sits in a small team, he has often worked as the project manager or technical lead on these projects.  Jaffe is also the manager of Arup’s Material Skills Network in the Americas.  In this role he supports learning, skill development, and knowledge-sharing in the materials discipline as well as working cross-regionally to adopt best practices and allocate funding for priority research topics.

Accomplishments/Projects: Million Cool Roofs Challenge, Project Manager and Technical Lead, Engineers Without Borders, Chill Challenge, Project Manager and Technical Lead

Education: BS in Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professional/Public Service: Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining, Member

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