Brian Jacobson joined IBRL in February 2012, and has a joint appointment managing the Food Science & Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant. He is responsible for facility operations, coordination of construction & maintenance activities, equipment procurement & management, and assists with program development and budgeting. Brian graduated with a degree in Technical Systems Management and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also oversees the Illinois Sustainable Food Project and assists with the Illinois Biodiesel Initiative and several senior capstone courses. Previously, Brian worked at a manufacturing firm overseeing large-scale, automated equipment installations, and ensured various regulatory compliance standards were met.