My PhD thesis "In Situ Monitoring and Control of Carbon Nanotube Synthesis" involves the development of equipment and techniques to study the inefficiencies in carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis. In particular, I studied the growth of vertically-aligned arrays of CNTs, or CNT "forests", consisting of creating catalyst nanoparticles on a substrate using a reducing agent, followed by CNT nucleation and growth upon introudction of a carbon source:
To better understand the complicated chemical environment and dynamics of self-assembly, I employed a multitude of characterization techniques throughout various stages of CNT growth:
Research Portfolio summarizes equipment, methods, and results of some projects I've worked on.
Selected Publications in peer-reviewed journals.