Biophysics Research Group, Boulder, Research Assistant
December 2015 - May 2018
I test parameter spaces of bulk microtubule-motor protein simulations and submit jobs using slurm to the Summit supercomputer. I write analysis code in Python and use Git for version control. The simulation software is written in C and C++, which I use to understand the underlying physics of the non-equilibrium nematic liquid crystals that we simulate. Here's an abstract for the APS March Meeting poster presentation I did recently.
True 2 Materials at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Summer Research Assistant
I was a summer intern for the graphene and molecular powder company True 2 Materials, with labs based at NAIST. There I analyzed samples using Raman spectroscopy, a scanning electron microscope, a scanning tunneling electron microscope, and a transmission electron microscope. I was trained on all of this equipment then and communicated with other researchers in my second language: Japanese.
I also built a parallel computing cluster using four Parallella computers and a Raspberry Pi as part of a side project.
(Units are wishy washy in these charts)
Physical Books (and reading them)
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Materials Science grad student
University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. Physics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Graduated August 2018
Michigan State University
B.A. Global & Area Studies
Graduated December 2010
magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Grant
garrek.stemo (at) colorado.edu
Examples of Work
APS March Meeting 2018