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Education

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1998
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004

Currently Teaching

MSE242: Physics of Materials
MSE480: Materials and Engineering Design
ENTR 390.005: Intro to Entrepreneurial Design

Research Interests

Our group focuses on the science, processing, and application of functional organic and hybrid materials for electronics / optoelectronics, including lighting, displays, photovoltaic and thermal energy conversion devices. We are using our modeling and experimental advances in optics and electronics to develop novel multi-scale, fiber-based devices, as well as origami- and kirigami-inspired functional structures. Similarly, we use our expertise in molecular organic materials processing to enhance the performance and manufacturability of pharmaceuticals. Our work combines rigorous computer modeling validated by experiments, spanning fundamental and applied research topics.

Awards & Service

2012 – College of Engineering Vulcans Education Excellence Award
2009 – Materials Science and Engineering – Departmental Achievement Award
2007 – Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) – Air Force Office of Scientific Research
2007 – John R. and Beverly S. Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching
2004 – Newport Award of Excellence and Leadership in Photonics and Optoelectonics
2001 – Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Medal Award

Book

Scalable Innovation – A Guide for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and IP Professionals