Hometown: Zionsville, IN
Education: 2011 B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering International Minor in French Michigan Technological University
My current research interests involve thermal management in biomedical and electrical applications, specifically the interfaces between conductive and non conductive materials. I am a bio-design student working with the Austin Bio-Innovation Institution in Akron, which allows me to link my passion for research with patient needs. To that end, I also have interests in wound healing, biological adhesives, and prosthetics.
5/2011-8/2011 Student Intern in Advanced Technologies Amway ●Designed applications of active and passive packaging heating technologies ●Introduced proof of concept models for future products
5/2010-8/2010 Student Intern in R& D Dow AgroSciences ● Created a method for synthesis and characterization of insecticide co-crystals ● Built skills in chemical characterization using HPLC, DSC, and particle size apparatus
1/2009-7/2009 Student Co-op Alcan Packaging ● Member of team inventing and testing new package designs for food products from polymer films and plastics. ● Designed experimental methods to analyze new products, learned how to protect IP, and how to choose the correct material and production method for the application ● Inventor on two patent applications for novel package design and material use ●Worked one-on-one with external clients to design packages to meet changing needs and took prototypes from pilot plant through to customers’ manufacturing locations
5/2008-8/200 Student Intern in R&D Dow AgroSciences ● Established new procedures for High Throughput Screening capability, cutting evaluation time from 2 months to 3 days ● Authored an internal paper and presented findings to R&D community
5/2007-8/2007 Student Intern in R&D Dow AgroSciences ● Assisted building new formulation capability for a novel application method ● Cooperated with engineers and polymer chemists in Midland Central Research to design high-throughput methods for assessing formulation properties.