I'm a huge sci-fi (and everything else) reader. Here's a link to my GoodReads page.
For other fun I like to do things outside, cook, and play videogames. I wish there was a GoodReads for videogames to share, but it would probably be embarrassing. I've also done a fair amount of both solo and group world traveling and look forward to a lifetime of more.
I received my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2013. My research while there included work on electromagnetic railguns (with Prof. Hardus Odendaal) and polymer-metal nanoparticle compounds for energy efficient mechanical switching (with Profs. Vladimir Bulovic and Jeff Lang, during a summer at MIT). I began the MS/PhD program at UC Berkeley in Fall 2013 with a MEMS concentration. I was also awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2013.
For my PhD, I worked with Professor Kris Pister on ionocraft, flying microrobots powered by atmospheric ion engines. I also did some work with Professor Bjoern Hartmann on developing novel systems for debugging in the field of HCI. I was awarded an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Fellowship to do a postdoc with Professor Sean Follmer at Stanford on human-robot interaction and exploring new strategies for turning centimeter-scale robots into useful tools. Now I'm an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. Here's a link to my lab website.
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I like to think about where we (academics, roboticists, humans) are going. Send me an email with your wild dreams of the future; I want to hear it all.