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Materials scientist with broad expertise in characterization of electronic materials including lithium-ion battery materials, photovoltaic materials, and
materials for advanced microelectronics. Inventor of novel apparatuses which enabled in situ and in operando experiments in vacuum, high-temperature, and high-magnetic-field environments. Experienced in synchrotron X-ray methods using both hard and soft X-ray energies. Experienced in developing thin film deposition methods for photovoltaic and insulator films.
- At Georgia Tech with Prof. Faisal Alamgir, invented in operando soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) technique at the National Synchrotron Light
Source (NSLS) using powder pellet lithium-ion batteries to study powder-based cathode materials.
- Developed pouch-cell lithium batteries for in operando hard X-ray XAS at NSLS using the same active materials as with soft X-ray spectroscopy in order to prove an element-specific mechanism of charge compensation for an overlithiated cathode material.
- Optimized heat treatment of chalcogenide glass-ceramic solid electrolyte to improve ionic conductivity.
- Developed new in operando soft X-ray technique to measure charge compensation in thin film lithium-ion memristors based on cathode-like materials.
- Trained and managed team of undergraduates in lithium-ion battery construction and characterization after establishing a new battery laboratory at Georgia
Tech while managing procurement, chemical inventory, and glovebox maintenance.
THIN FILM MATERIALS
- At Iowa State University with Prof. Vikram Dalal, created a successful, low-temperature CVD process to generate hydrogenated amorphous silicon without
plasma. Characterized solar cell materials and devices using spectrophotometry, current-voltage, and capacitance-voltage techniques
- As an R&D Intern at Micron Technologies, Inc., 2007, programmed CVD tool to fabricate thin films of SiONx for NAND flash, worked with optical
characterization team to make ellipsometric models across compositional range.
- As an REU Intern at PSU, 2004, characterized cast steel fracture surfaces of with field-emission SEM.
- As an REU Intern at WSU, 2003, measured microindentation strength of artificial bone doped with Fe2O3, MgO
- At Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, integrated a transconductance amplifier with a Hall sensor & ultrasonic beacon to create a handheld probe for
detection of internal flaws in airplane wings
- Ph.D., Materials Science, minor in inorganic chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology 2007 — 2012
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University 2006 — 2007
- B.S., Materials Engineering, minor in Spanish, Iowa State University 2001 — 2005
HONORS & ACTIVITIES
- Keramos Honor Society, ACS, Electrochemical Society, Material Advantage, MRS
- ECS Travel Grant, May 2010
- Controlled atmosphere techniques: clean room, dry room, glovebox, UHV, moisture sealing
- Batteries: coin-, pouch-, and pellet-cell construction & testing with, CV, EIS, using Arbin, Gamry, Pine, Solartron
- Sol-gel chemistry, CVD, mechanical alloying, XRD, SEM, DSC, Raman, microscopy
- Synchrotron XPS, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy with hard & soft X-rays
- 2D & 3D illustration: Illustrator, Inkscape, Powerpoint, Solidworks
- Intermediate skills in Spanish