I am an experimental condensed matter physicist working in the Actinide Chemistry Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. My current research is primarily focused on studying strongly correlated electron systems including lanthanide organometallics and actinide intermetallic superconductors using X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques, including XANES, EXAFS, and RIXS.
I graduated with a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics from UC Santa Cruz in June 2012. Most of my graduate research was studying the local structure of materials with energy efficiency or sustainable energy applications, including electroluminescent phosphors, magnetic cobaltates, and thermoelectric clathrates. I predominantly used XANES, EXAFS, and XMCD X-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques.
In my free time I like to hike, camp, scuba dive, and take pictures.
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