The U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) appointed Jake Laktas university program director for Washington University in St. Louis.
Laktas is housed on the Danforth Campus, within the Office of Research Development under the Vice Chancellor for Research. In his new role, he will work to help solve Department of Defense problems across a wide range of areas, including geospatial, biomedical, and cybersecurity technologies.
Laktas has been active in the St. Louis innovation, entrepreneurship and tech ecosystems for a decade. He co-founded a nonprofit med-tech incubator as well as nanoMetallix, a startup that provided high-energy materials for civilian and military applications.