I am currently a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate working at the Air Force Research Lab.
I currently explore the reaction kinetics of charged metal/metal-oxide clusters or metal ions and neutral molecules. I hold a PhD from UF where my research focus was plasmonic materials for solar photocatalysis.
A GUI tool for identifying charged species, particularly small metal and metal-oxide clusters, in a mass spectrum
ClusterID allows users to easily identify chemical species by mass and is especially useful for large-mass clusters. Read about it in this post.
Written in Python using the PyQt5 GUI framework
A touch screen display that controls the rotation and translation behavior for a metal laser ablation target allowing the laser to ablate a fresh spot on the metal surface with each pulse. Read about it in this post.
The application runs on a Raspberry Pi 3 and is written in Python using the PyQt5 GUI framework. Translation and rotation are handled by a stepper motor connected to a threaded rod and magnetic vacuum feedthrough
An Intel Galileo-based turbomolecular vacuum pump display that communicates with a Pfieffer split-flow turbo pump via RS-485 and outputs the current rotation speed, temperature, and power for real-time workload monitoring. Read about it in this post.
Written in C++/Arduino.