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What do/did I do?

As of September 1, 2022, I am an Assistant Research Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon! Please feel free to reach out via my research group page if you are interested in working together, either collaboratively or as a mentee.

I’m a computational materials scientist (with significant previous experimental experience), until recently a Molecular Sciences Software Institute Postdoctoral Fellow working in the group of Venkat Viswanathan on discovery of battery and catalyst materials, with affiliations in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. I am the lead developer of the Chemellia “machine learning with atoms” ecosystem, in particular the ChemistryFeaturization and AtomicGraphNets packages.

Previously, I did my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in the Photovoltaics Research Lab at MIT, where I performed first-principles simulations to understand defect physics in solar cell materials (in close collaboration with Vladan Stevanovic of the Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Lab) as well as high-throughput device-level simulations to use Bayesian inference along with experimental data to more quickly and accurately measure fundamental materials properties. Prior to that, I received my MPhil in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the University of Cambridge, supported by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

What do I care about?

My overarching goal in my work is to have an impact on the existential problem of climate change through improving renewable energy technology. I’ve also been involved in renewables-related outreach through Project Bright at Yale as well as various organizations at MIT including the PVLab, the MIT Energy Club (where I led the Solar/Grid community for two years), the Office of Sustainability, Fossil Free MIT, and the Science Policy Initiative.

Since my time as an undergrad in physics at Yale, I’ve also been devoted to the cause of increasing representation of women (and other URG’s) in STEM fields. In 2012, I helped to organize the Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, and I returned to the conference as a graduate student speaker 2015. At MIT, I served as co-president of Women of Materials Science (WoMS).

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