Current Team

Steven Nagle

Dr. Steven Nagle has cultivated a diverse engineering career to advance scientific knowledge.  As a student, he focused on electromagnetic wave propagation in structurally chiral media.  Over the subsequent decade, he concentrated on micro- and nano-scale device design and fabrication.

During his tenure as Director of Probe Development at Veeco Instruments (now part of Bruker), Steven introduced the groundbreaking SNL™ probe, revolutionizing measurement precision with PeakForce Tapping™ feedback control. He also founded the Veeco Nanofabrication Center, known for pioneering probe designs.

Transitioning to biotechnology in 2010, he taught at MIT's Biological Engineering department, before taking a leadership role at Q-State (now Quiver), where he oversaw drug-screening electrophysiology data production and engineered state-of-the-art instruments.

Before rejoining MIT as the Managing Director of the RLE Lab, Steven served as the VP of Engineering and Automation at Cellino Biotech, spearheading hardware and software development for high-volume, autologous stem cell manufacturing.

Jonathan Cottet

Jonathan Cottet received a M.Sc. in Mechanics and Electronics from ENS Rennes and University of Rennes 1 (France) in 2013 and a M.Sc. in Microengineering on Micro and Nanosystems from EPFL (Switzerland) in 2015. He performed his Ph.D. between Ecole Centrale de Lyon and EPFL, focusing on the development of microsystems for the controlled formation of cell aggregates by dielectrophoresis. Dr. Cottet is currently a senior postdoctoral researcher at MIT. His research interests include design, fabrication and experimental characterization of lab-on-a-chip devices based on electric fields for biological applications.