Starfire Industries LLC specializes in innovative plasma engineering across a range of markets, including aerospace, defense, nuclear, homeland security and manufacturing semiconductors. Plasma technologies are ubiquitous across industry, touching nearly every computer chip produced and every satellite flying over the earth. As a result, there are many novel applications waiting to be discovered to improve a product or process.
Brian Jurczyk founded Starfire Industries in 2004. Jurczyk earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, including a dual PhD/MBA degree in nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering and technology commercialization. He’s also served as an adjunct assistant professor for the Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering department since 2007.
Tenure at EnterpriseWorks: 2004-2009
News & Milestones
- Stage 1 SBIR Funding Success Story
- Brian Jurczyk named 40 under 40
- 2012 Innovation Celebration: Entrepreneurial Excellence in Management Award
- 2010 Innovation Celebration Award
Starfire Industries Now
After graduating from the EnterpriseWorks incubator in 2009, Starfire Industries has operated out of the University of Illinois Research Park until 2022. In the fall of 2022, Starfire Industries expanded to another location in Champaign, Illinois.