Nathan holds a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Materials Science from the City University of New York graduate school, and has worked on numerous software and scientific research projects over the last 10 years. Software projects have ranged from leading the development of a widely used archival management system (Archivists’ Toolkit) at NYU, to one of the first web-based laboratory management system for open research laboratories (MyLIS). He has also developed several data analysis/visualization and instrument control software, once of which was featured in a leading scientific journal. Nathan scientific research has covered the areas of nanomaterials, photonics, and sensors. Additionally, as a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, he helped design and produce novel DNA molecular probes. Moreover, Nathan is also co-founder of Instras Scientific LLC, which specializes in producing low-cost scientific instruments. These instruments are currently be used at leading research institutions the world over. Nathan is also an adjunct professor in the Chemistry department at New York City College of Technology.