Jay Hoinville

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Jay Hoinville
Senior Project Manager/Programmer Analyst
(269) 387-8265
260W Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • Postdoctoral NSF Fellowship in Magnetic Recording Research, University Plymouth, UK
  • D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A. in Physics, Kalamazoo College

Dr. Jay Hoinville joined Western Michigan University part time as Entrepreneur-In-Residence in 2008.  He currently holds the position Senior Project Manager/Programmer Analyst.  Previously, he spent 25 years in the magnetic recording industry as a research and development engineer during which he published peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national conferences on the measurement of magnetic “noise” in computer storage media; the characterization of novel magnetic recording media; and the micromagnetic modeling of magnetic thin-films.  He is a serial entrepreneur and has founded two companies (Micromagnetica and RecoverE) and was a team member of a startup company (Nanomagnetics).  Jay is a National Science Foundation Fellow.