I am a researcher studying ceramic materials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can learn about my research if you visit my research group's website, or check out my CV.

I am currently the Program Chair for the 2nd Annual Pre-meeting Congress for Students, Postdocs and Early-career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis, ahead of the 2018 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

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.



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I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces. My work focuses on developing nanoengineered oxide coatings to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement of metals used in nuclear reactors, geothermal systems, and infrastructure for a hydrogen economy.

In the fall of 2016 I completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Arizona State University with Prof. Peter Crozier, during which time I was also a visiting scholar at ETH Zürich in Switzerland.

Throughout my work, I apply advanced transmission electron microscopy to study the influence of nanoscale structural and chemical phenomena on electrical properties of electroceramics for energy conversion, energy storage, and information technologies.


2016 - | Postdoctoral Associate Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Advisor: Bilge Yildiz

2015 - 2016 | Visiting Ph.D. Student Electrochemical Materials Group, ETH Zürich; Advisor: Jennifer L.M. Rupp

2012 - 2016 | Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Arizona State University; Dissertation: "Correlating Nanoscale Grain Boundary Composition with Electrical Conductivity in Ceria", Advisor: Peter A. Crozier

2012 - 2016 | Graduate Research Fellow National Science Foundation

2008 - 2012 | Bachelor Materials Science and Engineering, Arizona State University