Allison Hinckley, PhD

Senior Associate


Allison Hinckley is a Senior Associate at Fine Structure Ventures where she brings more than a decade of experience leading research and commercial development of new technologies spanning wearable devices, IoT, and climate tech. Allison manages FSV’s investment pipeline in climate tech as well as in advanced materials and manufacturing. She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford, where her research focused on next-generation electronic materials and electrochemical and thermoelectric devices. Prior to joining FSV, Allison founded and ran a deep tech consultancy, helping early-stage startups with thermal, mechanical, and electrical systems design and materials selection to accelerate their time to market.

Allison also holds an M.Phil. in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise from the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates-Cambridge Scholar and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.