Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker is a recognized Frontier Tech strategist, condensed matter physicist, MATTERVerse thought leader & Deep Science advocate. She serves as the Director General of MATTER, an international think tank of 30 country chapters, and Chief Creator of PUZZLE X-- the leading international event for Frontier Tech for the future--. PUZZLE X Barcelona supported by the Government of Spain, Generalitat de Catalunya, and Barcelona City Hall--, drives stakeholder dialogues among industry. governments, academia, and capital on how Frontier Technologies can shape the next chapter for cities, citizens, industries, and societies.
Dr. Cinker received a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Ultrafast Spectroscopy from Vanderbilt University and has spent the past decade helping the materialization of deep science into technologies with broader impact. She previously served as the Executive Director of the U.S. National Graphene Association, the main organization, and body in North America with over 5,000 international members and organizations.