Lukas Urban joins us this February from Veecro Instruments, where as a senior research scientist he upgraded metal organic chemical vapor deposition systems, which grow crystalline layers used in manufacturing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and other electronic devices. He holds three patents from his work, with two more pending. At Princeton University, Lukas researched 2D superconductor-insulator transition near absolute zero temperature, and he built an ultra-low temperature scanning tunneling microscope. Lukas earned his PhD and MS in Physics, as well as his BS in Engineering Physics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He was born in Piestany, a town in western Slovakia, and his family moved to Illinois when he was 10. Lukas is fluent in Slovak and conversational in German and Czech. In his spare time, he plays ice hockey.