Corey Jaskolski

National Geographic Fellow
National Geographic

Corey Jaskolski is an inventor, engineer, National Geographic Fellow, magazine photographer, AR and VR developer, and an explorer who specializes in creating technologies for some of the most challenging environments on Earth. Jaskolski has degrees in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Early in his career, he founded Hydro Technologies, an engineering company that specialized in building sensing and imaging solutions for the world’s toughest environments. At Hydro Technologies, his clients included DARPA, NASA, half a dozen departments in the US Navy, and the US Special Forces (SOCOM). Jaskolski has developed a suite of exploration technologies including search drones, robotic underwater camera systems, color night vision platforms, 3D scanning camera traps, and underwater laser scanners. His technical imaging and scanning work has taken him to some of the world's most sacred and beautiful places including dives in the frigid waters of Antarctica for VR capture, 3D scanning in the Tomb of Jesus, working 12,500’ deep in a 3-man submersible on the wreck of the Titanic, spherical image capture inside Tut’s tomb, aerial LIDAR scanning of Chichen Itza, VR capture in some of Italy’s most iconic cathedrals, and deep into caves containing Mayan human sacrifice victims for 3D scanning. Jaskolski is also the founder of the non-profit Digital Preservation Project focused on preserving threatened archaeology through 3D scanning. He holds numerous technology patents. Jaskolski’s work often appears in National Geographic Magazine, online, in various television specials on PBS and the National Geographic Channels, in scientific journals, and in various international magazines. Jaskolski serves as a member of the board of directors at the Milwaukee Public Museum.



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