Jon is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on the development of a noninvasive, nonthermal ablation technique known as histotripsy which uses high amplitude focused ultrasound pulses to generate precisely controlled acoustic cavitation, thereby mechanically fractionating target structures such as tumors into a-cellular, liquid-like debris (http://xulab.bme.umich.edu/). Prior to matriculating at the University of Michigan, Jon worked as a mechanical engineer at Stratos Product Development in Seattle, WA where he developed medical devices for clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and others. Here, projects included point of care diagnostics, passive vaccine storage, and the development of large-scale production equipment for a cancer immunotherapy vaccine then in phase III clinical trials. Jon holds a B.S. in physics from the University of Washington and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Boston University. He is listed as sole or co-inventor on more than ten approved or pending patents.