Jack Kendall

Mentor: Dr. Juan Nino
College of Materials Science and Engineering
 
"I have always had a passion for science and mathematics. Growing up, nothing excited me more than learning about some new discovery that had been made on the frontiers of scientific research. So many people had made such incredible contributions to human knowledge that I felt as though I was obligated to give back, and make some new discovery of my own."

Major

Chemical Engineering / Physics

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Memristive Systems
  • Analog Computation

Academic Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures
  • Pound Engineering Scholarship
  • 1st Place - Chem. E. Undergrad Poster Competition

Organizations

  • Member - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • President - UF Data Science and Informatics

Volunteer

  • Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
  • Soup Kitchen - St. Theresa's of Belleview

Hobbies and Interests

  • Skimboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Parkour
  • Scuba diving

Research Description

Memristive Nanofiber Neural Networks
A network of conductive-core, memristive-shell nanofibers is interfaced with an array of artificial CMOS neurons. The interface between the fibers and the input/output electrodes of the neurons forms a memristive synapse, which can be trained via spike-timing-dependent plasticity.