Ben Rogers was born in 1977 and lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife and two daughters. His debut novel, The Flamer (Aqueous Books), was published in 2012. His other work has appeared in PANK, Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Portland Review, The Nevada Review, Wag’s Revue, Dark Sky Magazine, Front Range Review, and the parenthood-themed anthology Mamas and Papas (City Works Press). His fictional work has earned the Nevada Arts Council Fellowship and the Sierra Arts Foundation Literary Artist Endowment Grant.
Rogers studied engineering and journalism in college and later earned a masters degree in mechanical engineering. Since then he has worked as an analyst at a business accelerator, a reporter at newspapers, a teacher, and a research scientist at various labs, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (Links to patents and papers from some of this work can be found here.) He is the lead author of Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems (CRC Press), the first-ever comprehensive college textbook on nanotechnology, now in its second edition, and also Nanotechnology: The Whole Story (CRC Press), a general audience book. Since 2004 he has been Principal Engineer at Nevada Nanotech Systems.
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