Mentor: Dr. Henry Sodano
College of Engineering
"Research improves analytical thinking, rewards perseverance, and encourages independent work."
Materials Science and Engineering
- Sensor Characterization
- Energy Harvesting
University Scholars Program
Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention
HHMI Science for Life
Robert Bryan Materials Science Scholarship
Florida Academic Top Scholar
Hobbies and Interests
Fabrication of a Direct Shear Flow Sensor Using Long, Vertically Aligned Barium Titanate Nanowires
Nanowires have unique properties due to their high surface area to volume ratio, and large aspect ratio. Barium titanate is a piezoelectric material which can be synthesized in nanowire form. A shear stress sensor is fabricated using these nanowires and characterized in an electromagnetic shaker. Novel fabrication techniques are tested to determine ideal configuration for measuring shear stress. An acoustic plane wave tube will be used to further characterize devices in a fluid medium. Eventually, these shear stress sensors may be used to measure blood flow.