June 30, 2015 (San Rafael)—PAX Scientific CEO Jay Harman was named one of the 2015 AAAS-Lemelson Invention AmbassadorsRun by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Lemelson Foundation, the program, which “strives to … cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors and increase global understanding of the role of invention,” is to designed to celebrate and highlight the importance of invention in the modern economy.  

This year’s class—the second in the program—will spearhead the Program’s goal “to showcase the human face of inventors in order to inform, inspire, and influence thought leaders and global communities.”

October 7, 2014 (San Rafael)Technologies from PAX Scientific appear in "A World of Solutions," a film by Louie Schwartzberg, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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Recent press …

Jay Harman interview on NPR / Dr. Moira Gunn’s Technation, January, 2016.

Michael Krasny's Forum radio program, September 11, 2014, Jay Harman featured in episode. Listen to Forum

2014 Bioneers Radio Program, September 11, 2014, Jay Harman and Janine Benyus interview. Listen to the episode
Episode WON THE 2015 BRONZE AWARD in the New York Festivals' World's Best Radio Programs!

Prism Magazine, ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education),  Bee's Knees, by Mary Lord & Mark Matthews, 5/2014.

Terrence McNally's radio series Stories of a World that Just Might Work, Interview with Jay Harman, 11/3/13.

zq6 (Zygote quarterly, Summer 2013), “Spiral Hegira: PAX Scientific's Curving Path to Clearing the Air," by Tom McKeag., February 13, 2013, "Unlocking Business Ideas Hidden in the Natural World," by Jane Porter. 


May 27, 2013 (San Rafael)—PAX Scientific CEO and co-founder Jay Harman announced today the publication of his book on the business of biomimicry, The Shark’s Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation. Published by White Cloud Press, the book will be released on June 25, 2013, and is available directly from the publisher or through Amazon.

The book, which explores the many biomimetic technologies currently being developed throughout the world, describes what Harman sees as a “new industrial revolution,” one that is changing industries as diverse as construction, biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and information technology. Additionally, selected applications developed by PAX Scientific (long a flagship for bio-inspired technology), are examined throughout the book.

In an advance review, Publisher’s Weekly said, “[Harman’s] vision of a biomimetic ‘new global economy’ is timely, crucial, and thrillingly eye-opening.”

For more information on the book, visit or White Cloud Press.