2016 - 2019 Doctor of Philosophy - Technical University of Denmark
2007 - 2011 Master of Science - University of Maryland
2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Science - Rutgers University

Professional experience

2011 - 2015 Product Development Engineer - NEI Corporation


English, Polish


Product Development ■ Research & Development ■ Cross-Functional Team Collaboration

Project Planning ■ Production Start-Up ■ Characterization ■ Pro/ENGINEER ■ ImageJ

Electron Microscopy ■ Efficient Prototyping ■ Competitive Product Testing ■ Surface Spectroscopy                           

Resin Transfer Molding ■ Plastic Extrusion ■ Electrospinning ■ Strength of Materials ■ Biophysics

Polymer Matrix Composites ■ Self-healing Composites ■ Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

Transparent Armors ■ Conductive Polymers ■ Coatings ■ Plastic Injection Mold ■ Presentations

Transmission Electron Spectroscopy ■ X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy ■ Raman Spectroscopy

International experience

NEI Corporation Somerset, NJ                                                                            2011 to 2015

An application driven company that utilizes nanotechnology to develop and produce advanced materials.


Collaborated with design team to conceive and create innovative product concepts and provide production support.

  • Became an expert in electrospinning to introduce the technology into the company for synthesizing advance nano-scale fibers which provide new materials properties into composites.
  • Designed and implemented a new transparent armor stack for rock strike-resistant and abrasion-resistant applications.
  • Produced complex proposal design work for the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, and Disney Research; developing advanced composite systems and polymer matrix composites and providing novel polymer fibers for new initiatives by Disney.

University of Maryland College Park, MD                                                         2008 to 2011

Graduate Research Assistantship


  • Executed and led the design, analysis, and testing of DNA modified by gene therapy carriers to elucidate the mechanism of gene delivery into cells.
  • Collaborated with University of California at Berkeley to learn how to design and build an optical tweezing instrument, which required a versatile tool kit of skills to complete – circuit board assembly, software and coding troubleshooting, and laser and optics assembly.

Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ                                                                     2006 to 2007

Undergraduate Research Assistantship


Investigated the effects of metal coating on the optical properties of hollow glass waveguides during processing using several characterization techniques.

Other information


  • Lee, Amy, Adam Karcz, Ryan Akman, Tai Zheng, Sara Kwon, Szu‐Ting Chou, Sarah Sucayan et al. "Direct Observation of Dynamic Mechanical Regulation of DNA Condensation by Environmental Stimuli." Angewandte Chemie 126, no. 40 (2014): 10807-10811.
  • Eberly, Daniel, Runqing Ou, Adam Karcz, and Ganesh Skandan. "Self-Healing Nanocomposites for Reusable Composite Cryotanks." (2013).
  • Eberly, Daniel, Runqing Ou, Adam Karcz, Ganesh Skandan, Patrick Mather, and Erika Rodriguez. "Multi-Scale CNT-Based Reinforcing Polymer Matrix Composites for Lightweight Structures." (2013).
  • Karcz, Adam P. "Probing biomechanical properties of single molecule systems using optical tweezers." M.S. Diss., 2011.

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  • Journal of Materials Science

    ISSNs: 0022-2461

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-4803

    Springer New York, United States

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.31 SJR 0.823 SNIP 1.065, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Hydrometallurgy

    ISSNs: 0304-386X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-1158

    Elsevier, Netherlands

    BFI (2020): BFI-level 2, Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4 SJR 1.014 SNIP 1.817, Web of Science (2020): Indexed yes

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