Jose J. Estabil

Trustee (2013-19)

José Estabil brings 20+ years of experience in translating technology into high growth businesses with cumulative $1B market impact. He is currently advising the Puente Program, an initiative to connect entrepreneur-immigrants in South Florida with the emergent tech entrepreneurs in Cuba.  As co-architect, Jose co-architected and established a €1M venture competition in Portugal and was part of the MIT team that established the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology -‐a graduate school the size of Cal Tech-‐in Moscow, Russia, where he became Dean of International Research. José has contributed to the successful launch of technologies that have become industry benchmarks (copper wires for chips and spectroscopic ellipsometry for making chips) and built a business for Schlumberger Limited in Tokyo, Japan. He holds ten patents and has co-authored more than twenty publications. Jose volunteers extensively for organizations that create leadership opportunities for underrepresented minorities at the high school, college, and post-graduate levels, including being a founding member of Miami Dade College’s Idea Center Board of Advisors. Miami Dade College is among the largest individual institutions of higher learning in the US, and serves the largest underrepresented minority population in higher education. José earned his Sc. B. and Sc. M. in Physics from Brown University, where he is a Trustee.