|2019-now||University of California, Berkeley,|
PhD Electrical Engineering, MEMS, Pister Autonomous Microsystems Lab.
|2015-2019||University of Texas at Austin,|
Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics, 3.7/4.0.
nanopatterning, nanoenergy, materials science, dynamic systems, thermodynamics, organic chemistry, heat transfer, numerical analysis
|2011-2015||Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School.|
|7/19-now||Pister Autonomous Microsystems Lab, PhD student.|
Building MEMS robots.
|8/17-6/19||Fan Nanomaterial Innovation Lab, research assistant.|
Automating nanowire assembly. Implemented computer vision-based detection of nanowires at ≈ 500 Hz and a custom FPGA-based programmable 4-channel arbitrary function generator for vastly improved electric tweezers control.
|5/18-8/18||NNCI iREU : Nano Functionality Integration Group, research intern.|
Studied neuromorphic computation in random PVP@Ag nanowire networks via computer simulations and physical experiment. Learned international research culture in Tusukuba, Japan.
|6/17-8/17||REU : Cornell NanoScale Facility, research intern.|
Created low power voltage rectifiers in the CNF fab. Performed mask design, photolithography, evaporation, graphene application, automated 200 MHz electrical tests, and UHF vibrometry.
|9/15-now||UT Longhorn Maker Studios, student assistant.|
Trained students for and maintained laser cutters and 3D printers. Attained proficiency in rapid prototyping equipment. Proposed and ran large student hardware hackathon in collaboration with ME Undergraduate Advisory Board.
|9/15-now||UT IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, Robotathon & webmaster.|
Organized the annual RAS introductory student robotics competition, Robotathon, while rewriting and maintaining the club website. Also built assorted small robots and large robotic couch.
|8/17-now||UT ME Undergraduate Advisory Board, member.|
Proposed, designed, and ran the first UT engineering Createathon hardware hackathon with ≈ 50 students and multiple corporate sponsors in collaboration with the UT makerspace. Organized the second a year later.
|11/16-5/17||Zheng Research Group, research assistant.|
Reviewed plasmonic nanostructures.
|11/15-11/16||UT Advanced Manufacturing Center, research assistant.|
Designed and fabricated head impact metrology equipment for future research. Mounted 30 psi baseball air cannon to steel frame and SLS nylon dummy head. Automated measurements and tested high-speed camera.
|6/15-8/15||UT Applied Research Laboratories, intern.|
Acoustically detected unmanned aerial vehicles. Used digital signal processing to estimate range of common Phantom 3 pro quadcopter from analysis of its ultrasonic altitude finder and propeller noise under laboratory conditions.
|9/11-6/15||FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team, design & build lead.|
Lead team to become 2014-2015 world competition finalists. Designed in CAD and fabricated most of unorthodox leafblower-based wooden structure.
|6/11-8/15||DIY 3D Printer Design & Construction, hobbyist.|
Self-taught mechatronics by evolving generations of FDM machines.
|Honors & Affiliations|
|2019||NSF GRFP Fellowship, recipient.|
|3/16-5/17||UT Longhorn Maker Studios Club, president.|
|9/15-5/16||512 Hyperloop, member.|
|2015||ASME, student member.|
|2017||IEEE, student member.|
|2016||Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society member.|
|2016||Pi Tau Sigma, mechanical engineering honor society member.|
|2015||National Merit Finalist, recipient.|
|2013||National Honor Society, member.|
|Tooling||Laser cutter, FDM 3D printer, cleanroom (var.), measurement (var.).|
|Domains||Mechanics, electronics, computation.|
|CAD||SolidWorks, Fusion 360, KiCad.|
|Languages||Python; some Verilog, C/C++, LabVIEW, Java, HTML/CSS, TI-BASIC.|
|Software||Linux, Windows, Excel, MATLAB, Word, LaTeX.|