Jacob E. Goldman

Jacob Goldman

Jacob E. Goldman is a physicist who directed extensive research programs on energy conversion devices and the use of fuel cells in transportation.  He has served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at the Xerox Corporation and Director of Scientific Research Laboratory at the Ford Motor Company.

While at Xerox, Goldman founded and directed the celebrated Xerox PARC laboratory. Under his leadership, PARC invented some of the most important computer technology innovations in history, including the laser printer, the first personal computer, Ethernet LANs, and more.

Prior to joining Xerox in 1968, Jack was Director of Ford Motor Company's Scientific Research Laboratory. He had also served on the physics faculty of Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and in 1959 was Edwin Webster Visiting Professor at MIT. He has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School, the Harvard Business School and the Schools of Business of Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Goldman has also been active in government and professional advisory roles including service on the US Dept. of Commerce Technical Advisory Board, chairman of Statutory Visiting Committee of The National Bureau of Standards (National Institute of Standards and Technology), vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and president of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. 

Goldman received his B.A. and LL.D. (hon) from Yeshiva University and an M.A. and Ph.D. (physics) from the University of Pennsylvania.