My name is Jonas

Hi, I'm Jonas.

I am automation engineer and software developer. Put differently: I like bits and atoms equally. I enjoy working on multi-disciplinary projects that are more complex than complicated, which I currently do at Zymergen.

Previously, I helped build the world's most advanced genomics lab at Counsyl and was graduate student in Hod Lipson's Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University where I worked on modular robotics and programmable matter. I have also been involved in Ignite Ithaca, a postcards thing, a property search engine, a steel factory, a cinema, and a prison teaching program.

Before moving to the New World, I completed an M.Eng. (my undergrad degree) at Imperial College London. Even further in the past, I was born and raised in the country famous for no speed limits and no humor.

Elsewhere online:
Twitter, LinkedIn, Github, Google Scholar, Geocities, 500px


Every now and then I write a few lines (or a few pages) and publish the result as a blog post. Below are the five most recent posts. The complete archive back to 2011 is here.

Blog Archive


I have interest (but little talent) in photography and recently started uploading some of my favorites to 500px. During the 2006/7 academic year I participated in the City Daily Photo movement with The Daily London Photo.

Below is the section of my website with photos of yours truly. You call that narcissistic, I call it practical because this is my go-to collection when faced with an app that requires a profile photo during signup.

© Jonas Neubert

Credits: Polaroid style gallery inspired by Photos taken by E. Neubert, C. Scheitz, L. Neubert, and an event photographer at the Great BUPA Run whose name I don't know.