- Chemical Engineering
- Polymer & Materials Science
- National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
- National Science Foundation Integrated Research and Training Fellowship, 2006
- University of Massachusetts Graduate Student Fellowship, 2006
- National Science Foundation International Research Experience Fellowship, 2006
- Bayer Merit Scholarship for the Classical Languages, 2002
- Pratt and Whitney Scholarship Engineering Diversity Program Scholar, 1999-2003
- University of Connecticut Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, 1999-2003
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009 – 2011
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, 2009
University of Connecticut, B.S., Chemical Engineering, and B.A., German, 2004
- Adjunct Faculty Member, University of New Haven, Mass Transfer Operations, Spring 2011-2012
- Adjunct Faculty Member, Montgomery College, Engineering Thermodynamics Spring 2010, Physics Fall 2010
Jessica Eastman concentrates her practice on polymer and material science, namely on matters of polymer chemistry, catalysis, chemical engineering, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Jessica has extensive experience in patent application preparation and both foreign and domestic prosecution. She has prepared reexamination requests as well as patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, Jessica focused her research on studying the mechanical properties of synthetic and natural hydrogel systems and on cell/material interactions.
Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn, 2012 - present
Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn, 2011 - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009-2011
Adjunct Faculty Member, University of New Haven, 2011 - 2012
Adjunct Faculty Member, Montgomery College, 2010 – 2011
International Researcher, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, Summer 2006
Graduate Candidate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering Department, 2004-2009
Engineering Intern, Rogers Corporation, Rogers, CT, Summer 2004
Germany Engineering Intern, Clean Room Research, Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Summer 2003
Engineering Intern, Pilot Plant Operations, Unilever HPC, Trumbull, CT, Summer 2002
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Institute of Materials Science, Storrs, CT, 2001 – 2002
- Zimberlin, J.A., Crosby A., “Methods and Apparatus For Modulus Measurement,” US 8321139
- Zimberlin, J.A., Wadsworth, P., Crosby, A.J., “Living Microlenses,” US 2009 0015928A1
- April 25, 2016Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning sponsor of the UConn Health White Coat Gala, which honors the “white coats” worn by the men and women breaking new ground in the lab and providing exceptional, personalized patient care.
- November 10, 2015Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the Innovation Summit, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council.
- The 92nd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal JudiciaryMarch 28, 2014New York, New York
- Determining Local Mechanical Properties of Soft Materials with Cavitation RheologyMarch 2007American Physical Society, Denver, CO
Participate in outreach programs to increase diversity in the Natural Sciences by inspiring K-12 students with extracurricular activities and hands-on demonstrations, 2004-Present.
Full day leader in the Summer Program, “Young Women in Science,” whose aim is to increase the participation of women in science by providing increased scientific exposure to middle school females, 2007.
Co-PI on university wide research successfully funded mentoring grant to fund initial year of a mentoring program for the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, 2006.
Participated in the 2005 Association for Women in Science Conference aimed at promoting and maintaining the involvement of women in science.