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Professor of Chemistry

& Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University


NIH Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow

Penn State University and UC Los Angeles

Advisor: Paul S. Weiss

Ph.D. in Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley

Advisors: A. Paul Alivisatos and Jean M.J. Fréchet

Software Engineer

Raytheon, Rincon Research, Stanford Research Institute

B.S. Mathematics, Biochemistry, & Genetics

Texas A&M University



Seeds for Success Award, 2023

Purdue Book of Great Teachers, 2023

ACS WCC Rising Star Award, 2023

Schmidt Science Polymaths Award, 2022

University Faculty Scholar, 2022

Charles B. Murphy Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2021

ACS Nano Rising Star Lecturer, 2020

DARPA Director's Fellowship, 2019

Harold Kohn Alumni Lecturer, Penn State University, 2019

Arthur E. Kelly Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2019

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2017

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2017

DuPont Young Professor Award, 2016

NSF CAREER Award, 2016

Purdue Exceptional Early Career Award, 2016

Fellow of Purdue Teaching Academy, 2016

College of Science Award for Outstanding Teaching by an Asst Prof, 2016

Teach for Tomorrow Fellow, 2015

IUPAC Young Observer Fellow, 2015

ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2014

Merkin Family Foundation Fellow, 2013

UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2011

UCLA Molecular Biology Institute Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2011

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009

UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, 2006

UC Berkeley Everyday Heroes Award for Undergraduate Education, 2005

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