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Education

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (2009)
Iowa State University, Adviser: Krishna Rajan

Visiting Student, Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies (2006)
University of Tokyo, Japan

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Minor Economics (2005)
North Carolina State University

Experience

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University
Post-doctoral Research Associate, 09/09-Present
Graduate Research Assistant, 08/05- 08/09
Thesis: Statistical Learning for Alloy Design from Electronic Structure Calculations
Skills: materials informatics, electronic structure calculations

RTI- International, Research Triangle Park, NC
Research Assistant, 05/04- 08/05
Skills: MEMS design and fabrication, carbon nanotube growth, clean lab experience

Analytical Instrumentation Facility, North Carolina State University
Research Assistant, 03/02-06/05
Skills: operation of XPS, SEM and AFM, sample preparation

Selected Activities

Awarded NSF-East Asia- Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship for study at University of Tokyo, Summer 2008.

Teaching Assistant: MSE 530 - Solid State Science (Graduate Level), Iowa State University, Spring 2008.

Member: The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), and ASM International

Attendee and Presenter: Indo-US Workshop on Materials Design: Measurement, Modeling and Informatics, Kolkata, India, Jan. 2009.

Attendee and Presenter: TMS 2008 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, New Orleans, March 2008.

Attendee and Presenter: Materials Design Workshop: An Indo-US School for Materials Discovery and Design, Bangaluru, India, Oct. 2007.

Attendee: 1st Summer School for Data Science and Design Science on Materials, University of Tokyo, Japan, July-August 2007.

Awarded 2nd Place: Senior Design Project Report, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2005.

Complete resume available upon request.