1 of 10 undergraduates selected nationally for 10 week NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship. Conducted nanophysics research in the Drndic lab. Project focused on fabrication of a novel nanomaterial, Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) as a nanopore membrane to detect DNA translocations. Published in PennScience Journal (Fall 2015). Research included in American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting (2016) and ACS Nano Journal (2017) *see publications

Tungsten disulfide (WS2) is a novel nanomaterial that offers promise for DNA translocation with high spatial resolution. Nanopore membranes were fabricated, nanopores TEM drilled, a method designed for the transfer of WS2, flakes characterized with SEM, Raman, and AFM and flakes transferred to membranes. The Drndic group is conducting WS2 DNA sequencing experiments.

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