Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - PhD, Electrical Engineering
(Fall 2012 - Spring 2019)
Dissertation Title: "Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 As an Avenue for
Green Nanoparticle Synthesis and Next-Generation Biosensing"


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MS, Electrical Engineering
(Fall 2012 - Spring 2017)

Oberlin College - BA, Physics (minor in Mathematics)
(Fall 2007 - Spring 2011)

Research Interests

Biologically-Synthesized Electronic Materials
(Spring 2016 - present)

Superconducting Electronics
(Fall 2013 - Fall 2015)

Renewable Energy Technologies
(Fall 2010 - Spring 2013)

Teaching Experience

Sanctuary for Independent Media - Guest K-12 Workshops
Topics: Composting, Aquaponics (Fall 2018)

RPI Department of Electrical Engineering - Teaching Assistant
Courses: Electric Circuits, Electronic Instrumentation
(Fall 2018)

RPI Department of Science and Technology Studies - Guest Lecture
(Spring 2017)
Course: Anarchism and Ethics
Topic: Rojava and Stateless Democracy

RPI Department of Science and Technology Studies - Guest Lecture
(Spring 2017)
Course: Law and Public Policy
Topic: Fake News and Media Polarization

RPI School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Teaching Assistant
(Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

Triple Helix - Graduate Researcher
(Summer 2016)

RPI Department of Electrical Engineering - Teaching Assistant
Courses: Fields & Waves, Electronic Instrumentation
(Fall 2012 - Spring 2014)

Washington State Community College - Learning Center Tutor
(Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)

Washington County Schools - Substitute Teacher
(Fall 2011)

Other Experience

Oberlin Student Cooperative Association - President
(Fall 2010 - Spring 2011)

Publications

(coming soon)

Professional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE ENBS)

IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT)

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Engineering and Processing

Presentations

"Streak Plating and Silicon: An STS Re-Examining of Engineering from within the Discipline." 4S Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. September 4-7, 2019.

"Biosynthesis of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoparticles Using The Metal-Reducing Bacterium Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1." 61st Electronic Materials Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. June 26-28, 2019.

"Behavior of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 in a Sulfur and Zinc-Rich Medium and Its Applications for Biosensing and Biomaterials." AVS Pacific Rim Symposium on Surfaces, Coatings and Interfaces, Waikaloa, HI. December 2-6, 2018.

"Behavior of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 in a Sulfur and Zinc-Rich Medium and Its Applications for Biosensing and Biomaterials." 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Symposium, Albany, NY. November 14, 2018.

"Making Citizen Science Through Doing Citizen Science." 4S Annual Meeting. Boston, NY. August 31, 2017.

"Rojava: Political Technologies and the Failure of Our Imagination." Magic Valley experimental education workshop, Margaretville, NY. May 6, 2017.

"Citizen Science from an Engineer's Perspective." Northeast STS Graduate Student Conference. Troy, NY. March 2016.

"Mountaintop Removal Mining." First Unitarian Universalist Church of Marietta. Marietta, OH. June 2011.

Other Conferences and Meetings

Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training. Radix Ecological Sustainability Center. Albany, NY. July 15-16, 2017.

Awards

2017 Link Foundation Energy Fellowship - Honorable Mention
Proposal Title: "Electromicrobiology: A Future Avenue for Nanotechnology and Energy"

Patents

Bacteria-permeated Field Effect Transistor for Sensing Applications (Co-Inventor) - US Patent Pending