Professional Experience

Sr. Lithography Process Engineer, Lithography

Sep 2019 - Present | Intel, Hillsboro, OR

  • Primary tool owner of critical lithography equipment, responsible for qualifying and sustaining tool health and process capabilities
  • Primary owner of lithography process steps, working with various teams to optimize and troubleshoot patterning performance
  • Automation and software developer, creating multiple applications for efficient access to critical hardware and process data
  • Member of defect focus team that identifies and addresses potential yield issues through designed experiments and daily monitoring of critical process parameters
  • Working with lithography scanner vendors to design and test hardware changes which help reduce key defect modes and improve yield

Cell Engineering Intern

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 | EnerDel, Indianapolis, IN

  • Characterized and developed electrochemical testing protocol for Lithium Titanate Oxide for potential use in Li-ion batteries
  • Analysis methods included SEM, ICP-MS, XRD, FTIR, and Optical microscopy

Lab Technician

Aug 2011 - May 2013 | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

  • Prepared undergraduate labs and instruments in the Chemistry Department
  • Calibrated and maintained all departmental instrumentation. A subset of which include NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS, FTIR, Raman, CV, CE

Research and Development Intern

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011 | Metals and Additives, Brazil, IN

  • Synthesized Molybdenum based compounds for use as fire preventative additives in polymers
  • Characterized Basic Zinc Molybdate Complex and collaborated with Chemical Engineering group to suggest improvements to full-scale production line


Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science & Engineering

Sep 2013 - Jun 2019 | University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Addt’l. Degree Title: Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering
  • Thesis: Intracellular dynamics of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetic particle imaging

Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering

Sep 2013 - Mar 2016 | University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude)

Aug 2009 - May 2013 | Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

  • Minor: Solid State Physics/Materials Science

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant

Jan 2014 - Jun 2019 | Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, WA

Advisor: Prof. Kannan Krishnan

  • Studied the in vitro magnetic dynamics of iron oxide nanoparticles designed for use in magnetic particle imaging
  • Synthesized, coated, and characterized iron oxide nanoparticles with tailored size, size distribution, and surface functionalization
  • Exposed iron oxide nanoparticles to cell environments and imaged by TEM to extract quantitative nanoparticle size and spatial distributions
  • Lab Safety Manager coordinating and training in EH&S policies and practices in the Krishnan Lab

Independent Undergraduate Researcher

Jan 2012 - May 2013 | Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

Advisors: Prof. Scott Kirkpatrick & Prof. Daniel Morris

  • Studied plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition synthesis of carbon nanotubes for use in microfluidic detection of oxidative damage to DNA
  • Utilized clean room environments and equipment in the preparation and characterization of samples
  • Primary characterization of carbon nanotubes included SEM and Raman spectroscopy

Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012 | Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

  • Full-time continuation of undergraduate research during summer months

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aug 2011 - May 2012 | Rose-Hulman Ventures, Terre Haute, IN

Advisor: Prof. Rebecca DeVasher

  • Collaboration with the Indiana Soybean Alliance with the goal of developing an environmentally friendly marker ink based on soybean oil using green chemistry concepts and methods

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Physics, Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Instructed graduate and undergraduate students in weekly labs and tutorial sessions, graded exams and homework assignments, including generating problem solutions
  • Held weekly office hours to provide tutoring and advice to students in need
  • Study Center Manager coordinating 40 graduate teaching assistants in tutoring responsibilities

Graduate Level:

Undergraduate Level:



  • Electron microscopy (scanning, transmission)
  • Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
  • High pressure freezing and freeze substitution
  • Ultramicrotomy
  • Diffraction (selected area electron, x-ray)
  • Elemental analysis (ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Flame AA)
  • Chromatography (gel permeation, gas, liquid)
  • Dynamic light scattering
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy (infrared, raman, ultraviolet–visible)
  • Magnetic particle spectroscopy
  • Vibrating sample magnetometry
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition

Programming Languages

  • C#
  • R
  • Python
  • Maple
  • Mathematica

Markup Languages

  • LaTeX
  • Markdown


2013 - 2016 | ARCS Foundation Fellow

2011 - 2013 | Rose-Hulman Dean’s List

2009 - 2013 | Rose-Hulman Merit Scholar

Professional Associations

May 2011 - Present | Amerian Chemical Society

Sep 2014 - Jun 2019 | UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate

  • Active member of the Travel Grants Committee providing funding to students to attend and present at research conferences
  • Senior member helping train and guide committee discussions final last two years

Jan 2010 - May 2013 | Alpha Chi Sigma, Iota Chapter



Materials Science/Semiconductors

Instrumentation Specific



  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Structure Determination

Materials Science/Semiconductors

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Semiconductor Materials and Applications
  • Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
  • Introduction to MEMS
  • Microsensors

Instrumentation Specific

  • GC/MS
  • FTIR
  • Raman
  • NMR

Software Development

  • Introduction to Software Development