My thesis research is in the fabrication and characterization of bio-inspired, dynamic, structured surfaces for microbial attachment control. This involves an interdisciplinary effort of materials engineering, mechanical design, and microbiology. I am also interested in other functional surface applications, such as superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning, and slippery surfaces that prevent the adhesion of tenacious micro- and macroscale organisms.
When not in the laboratory, I enjoy travel, bicycle advocacy, cooking, and social dance.
Awards and honors
Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship
Microscopy Society of America Undergraduate Research Scholarship
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship