I teach students how to use machine tools, and help researchers design and manufacture their ideas.
The understanding of how machine tools operate is essential for the modern experimental physicist, and my aim is to educate graduate students in the ways of efficient design and manufacture of parts critical for their research. This ranges from consulting about material selection to designing parts, and everything in between.
I received my BS in chemistry from Haverford College in 2018, and doctorate in chemistry from UCSB in 2023. My undergraduate work was in synthetic organic chemistry, but I jumped ship to experimental physical chemistry when I joined Dave Patterson's group at UCSB. My graduate career in Dave's group began with an empty room, and ended with a fairly productive experiment. In between, there was a lot of experimental design and machining to make it happen, and this experience has now landed me in the machine shop, teaching graduate and undergraduate students how to make their ideas a reality, and advising on design and manufacture of parts.
High sensitivity microwave spectroscopy in a cryogenic buffer gas cell, Review of Scientific Instruments 90, 053104 (2019)
A cryogenic ion trap for single molecule vibrational spectroscopy, Review of Scientific Instruments 94, 075105 (2023)
Mailing address: Department of Physics Broida Hall University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9530