My academic career began
by attending one semester at College
of the Desert, which is located in Palm Desert, California. I then
transferred to Bakersfield
for three semesters. While attending BC, I worked on two separate
which were presented at the 2000
Section of the Math Association of America (MAA) conferences.
In the fall semester of
2001, I transferred to
California State University Bakersfield (CSUB)
where, in 2002, I received my B.S. in Physics. At CSUB, I worked with
Jorge Talamantes on a computer simulation of a two-dimensional
electron-electron interacting system, in an effort to determine if the
had a metal insulator transition. I also participated in research at
of Toledo in the summer between my junior and senior year, where I
Alejandra Lukaszew on building a magneto-optic Kerr effect station
investigate ferromagnetic thin films. My work at The University of
funded through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
by the National Science Foundation.
In addition, I also
collaborated with Michael Rios on the topology of
fractional calculus. We presented preliminary results of our studies at
Southern California MAA conference in 2002.
Additionally, I have acquired 38 semester units in business classes from
Vanguard University of Southern California.
Upon completion of my B.S.
in physics (2002), I promptly crossed the
continental divide and proceeded to Ann Arbor to
obtain my PhD in the Applied
Physics Program at the University
interests are travel, guitar/songwriting, fractional
calculus, and various sporting activities. Also, I started a web site
on everyday applications of nanotechnology - everydaynano.com.