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Brian Jacobson

Title: Assistant Director of Food & Bioprocessing Pilot Plant Operations
Email: bjacobs3@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-5404

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.