Jayakar Thangaraj, Ph.D.

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Deep Technology Scientist

Jayakar “Charles” Tobin Thangaraj is the science and technology manager at the Illinois Accelerator Research Center (IARC) at Fermilab. Charles joined Fermilab as a People’s Fellow in 2009, a prestigious position created at Fermilab with the goal of attracting outstanding young scientists.

In this dream job, he works at the frontiers of science where bold ideas enable discoveries that transform our fundamental understanding of the universe. Charles is passionate about partnerships between science, technology, and business to solve 21st century challenges in medicine, society, and the environment. This year, Charles was selected among the 40 under 40 scientists in Chicago, identified for their dedication to translating research into real-world applications that meaningfully impact people’s lives. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.