Adam Hall received his training in physics and materials sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellow and received the Ross & Charlotte Johnson Family Dissertation Fellowship. His dissertation research was performed under Sean Washburn and focused on nanoelectromechanical systems incorporating individual nanomaterials. He then spent the next three years as a postdoctoral researcher at Technische Universitat Delft in the Netherlands, where he performed experiments on solid-state nanopores in the lab of Cees Dekker. From 2010-13, he was an Assistant Professor of Nanoscience at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, NC, where he earned awards for both his research activities and teaching. He joined the faculty of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences in August of 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2021. Adam has published more than 50 journal articles and is an inventor on 5 patents. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (including NCI, NIGMS, NIBIB, and NHGRI), DoD, BARDA, 3M, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
Outside of the lab, Adam enjoys finding new music, reading, illustration, and spending time with his wife and two children.