"I applied for the University Scholars Program to further increase my motivation to be productive in the lab and to give myself deadlines and opportunities I would not have otherwise had. Through University scholars, I hope to have the opportunity to present my research to others and be encouraged to start writing for either a paper or thesis."
I am primarily interested in researching device physics. This field exploits different physical effects to create novel electronic devices (and more recently nanodevices). Such devices include displays, solar cells, computer hardware, and sensors.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- IBM's Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship (2009-Present)
- Florida Bright Futures (2009-Present)
- Florida Engineering Society Academic Scholarship (2009)
- Society of Physics Students
- Intramural Basketball
Community outreach through our chapter of the Society of Physics Students.
Hobbies and Interests
- Science, music, guitar, fitness, weightlifting, basketball, nutrition, politics, economics, and philosophy.
Thin Film Organic Electronic Spray Station
Many recent developments in physics and technology demand ability to efficiently create homogeneous thin films of electronic materials. This ability enables many applications ranging from improved transistor and solar power technology to flexible and transparent electronics.In this project, I am working with my faculty mentor to design and build a spray station to allow us to 'print' organic electronic thin films on various substrates. Using a spray method, we believe we can create films that have better homogeneity and deposit them on a larger variety of substrates. This will allow us to efficiently improve device performance and even develop new types of electronics in the future. After the spray station is constructed, we will be able to characterize our films for their physical and electronic properties.