Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Optical Innovation News 2013 to 2014 Meet Materion Jason Ridley Meet Materion: Jason Ridley Meet Jason Ridley, Staff Engineer at Materion Barr Precision Optics in Westford, MA who reports to Andrew Houde, Director of Engineered Films Business. During his three years with the company, Jason has provided invaluable front-to-back end engineering support for Engineered Films and High Value Coatings product lines. Jason enjoys the challenges he faces every day at work. As he sees it, “a boring day at the office means that I learned very little!” He is impressed that “Materion is committed to being a major global player in rapidly evolving technological markets.” With his past experience in ionic self-assembly of inorganic nano-particles and polymeric materials for optical, electronic, and biomedical applications, Jason brings critical experience to Materion. He also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University which provides a solid technical grounding. Jason currently resides in Somerville, MA although he spent most of his school years in Blacksburg, VA. He is originally from Dover, DE. In his free time away from work, he enjoys diverse activities ranging from acting, reading, playing guitar, going to the gym and sports.