John R. Lewandowski has been Managing Partner at Lew & Dowski Capital LLC for the past four years, scaling this fund through experience he gained in Economics and Finance at MIT and Case Western Reserve University. Currently, he is a PhD student at MIT in the Mechanosynthesis Group underneath Prof. John Hart, focusing on low-cost diagnostics leveraging the physics of microparticles and self assembly. His interest in disease diagnostics goes back all the way to high school, where he was a two-time state champion in Disease Detectives in Science Olympiad. He graduated in 2012 from CWRU with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering, entrepreneurship, economics, and business management, continuing on with a Masters of Engineering and Management degree from CWRU. He has been recognized as a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow, a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Hertz Foundation Fellowship Finalist, a Tata Fellow, a Don Richards Fellow, distinguished in Think Magazine’s 30 under Thirty, and a Lemelson-MIT Prize Inventor. He’s been an author on a dozen papers and holds one patent on drug reconstitution.