About Me

Overview

Contact Information

I'm a materials scientist focused on understanding the structure, properties, and behavior of nanoscale materials systems for energy, data storage, and next-generation electronics. I am currently a staff scientist in the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

 

​I possess extensive training in many electron microscopy techniques, magnetism and electronic properties, and multi-dimensional materials analysis. My research delivers transformative science through comprehensive studies leveraging advanced synthesis, characterization, and theory.

 

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Energy and Environment Directorate

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, WA, United States 99352

 

Phone: +1 (509) 371-7709

Email: Email: ste...@pnnl.gov (Click to view)

Education

Research Profiles

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering | October 2014

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering | May 2009

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Doctoral Thesis

Honors and Awards

“Correlating interfacial structure and magnetism in thin-film oxide heterostructures using transmission electron microscopy and polarized neutron reflectometry.”

 

Advisor: Mitra L. Taheri | [View PDF]

Research and Teaching Experience

Staff Scientist | 2017-Present

Energy and Environment Directorate

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate | 2015-2017

Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

 

Graduate Research Assistant | 2009-2014

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

Visiting Researcher | 2010-2014

NIST Center for Neutron Research

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

 

​Visiting Researcher | 2011-2012

Spallation Neutron Source

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

 

Metallurgy Intern | 2008

High Temperature Alloys Division

Carpenter Specialty Alloys, Reading, PA

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant | 2007-2008

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

National Science Foundation REU Intern | 2007

Liquid Crystals Materials Research Center

University of Colorado—Boulder, Boulder, CO

Pathway to Excellence Award

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Oct 2017

 

Outstanding Poster Award

Adv. Structural and Chemical Imaging Workshop | May 2017

 

Postdoctoral Research Award

Microscopy and Microanalysis Societies | July 2016

 

Outstanding Poster Award

Adv. Structural and Chemical Imaging Workshop | May 2016

 

Gold Graduate Student Research Award

Materials Research Society Fall Meeting | December 2013

 

Second Place Poster Award

Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference | August 2013

 

Presidential Student Award

Microscopy Society of America | August 2013

 

March Meeting GMAG Travel Award

American Physical Society | March 2013

 

Travel Award

American Conference on Neutron Scattering | June 2012

 

Travel Award

American Physical Society | May 2012

 

National Defense Science & Engineering Fellowship

Department of Defense | August 2011

 

Argonne-Oak Ridge School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Scholarship | July 2010

 

Axel-Madsen Travel Grant

Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology | June 2010

 

SMART Fellowship Semi-Finalist

Department of Defense | August 2010

 

School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy Scholarship

Arizona State University | January 2010

 

IGERT Fellowship

National Science Foundation  | August 2009

 

Provost’s Fellowship

Drexel University | August 2009

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