Brian Mernoff, Communication Lab Manager

Communication Lab Manager
AeroAstro Communication Lab

Brian Mernoff joined the Communication Lab in 2023 as the manager for AeroAstro where he works with Fellows to help them become skilled communication mentors. He started teaching swimming at the age of 14 and since then has taught adaptive outdoor recreation, whitewater kayaking, middle and high school science and math, and much more. He obtained an M.S. in chemistry from Tufts and a B.S. and teaching certifications in chemistry and math from Westfield State University.

Previously, Brian served as the Manager for Science Education at the MIT Museum. In this role, he created and facilitated hands-on experiences that engaged visitors of all ages in the processes of STEAM through the lens of MIT research. He also mentored graduate students and other researchers in facilitating experiences around topics such as the mathematics of origami and knots, high-speed photography, electron microscopy, holography, exoplanets, and their own research.

Brian is a life-long learner, with a personal goal of learning a new skill or technique every year. Over the years he has become proficient at 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, astrophotography, archery, mountain biking, puzzle box and board game design, and exploring the world with his new daughter.