I research ceramic materials using transmission electron microscopes. When I'm not doing that I like to ride my bike and try new food. You can learn more about my research if you visit my research group's webpage, or check out my CV.
I also like coding, so I made the site you are reading, and a website that lets my mom archive and display her collection of antiques.
I am organizing the inaugural Microscopy and Microanalysis Pre-Meeting for Students and Early Career Professionals ahead of the 2017 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I'll post more about that, and meeting details will be online soon. Let me know if you're interested in the pre-meeting or want to get involved.
Columns of atoms at the surface of a CeO2 crystal. Image was taken with a JEOL ARM200F aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope at Arizona State University.
During my Ph.D. I used aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) to research ceramic materials used in devices like solid oxide fuel cells. My research focuses on understanding the influence of grain boundaries and interfaces on the electrical properties of oxygen conducting oxides. I have experience performing chemical nanoanalysis in the STEM using energy dispersive X-ray (EDX), but prefer electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) for the additional electronic structure information available in the fine structure.
Some of the microscopes I've operated include a JEOL ARM200F with EDX and EELS, a monochromated Nion UltraSTEM100 with EELS, a JEOL 2010F S/TEM, FEI Tecnai F20 and F30, and an FEI Nova200 NanoLab FIB/SEM.
work eligibility: I am a US citizen currently located in the US and eligible to work in the US. I enjoy experiencing new places and cultures, so I'm open to opportunities to relocate within the US or internationally.
2012 - 2016 Ph.D. Research Assistant | Crozier Group, Arizona State University
2015 - 2016 Visiting Ph.D. Research Assistant | Electrochemical Materials Group (J.L.M. Rupp), ETH Zürich
2012 - 2016 Graduate Research Fellow | US National Science Foundation, GRFP