I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. Working with the groups of Profs. Aaron Lindenberg and Will Chueh, I am interested in probing the dynamics of fundamental processes underlying the operation of nanoelectronic and energy storage devices using a wide array of techniques, including mega-electron-volt ultrafast electron diffraction, time-resolved X-ray diffraction, and near-field optical microscopy. Armed with an understanding of these basic processes, my goal is to engineer better materials for energy harvesting, computing, and thermal management.
Previously, I received my Ph.D. working with Prof. Ken Goodson at Stanford. There I studied nanoscale thermal transport in two-dimensional (2D) materials & devices, and defect-rich crystals. My thesis work included the demonstration of a nanoscale thermal switch in MoS2, and the development of an imaging technique to "visualize" heat transport near a grain boundary. Thereafter, I worked briefly in Prof. Eric Pop's group where I studied thermal transport in 2D heterostructures and developed models for heat management in 3D ICs.
Press on some of our recent work:
Stanford Press Release: "Scientists take first snapshots of ultrafast switching in a quantum electronic device"
PhysicsWorld: "Heat transport goes ballistic across 2D thin films"
Stanford News: "How can we design electronic devices that don't overheat?"
PhysicsWorld: "Grain boundaries limit heat flow in diamond"