I’m another human being, just like you.
My goals are to understand the world, to improve it, and to find a happy place within it.
As a volunteer, I’ve tried to make the world a smarter place:
- Co-hosted a science-comedy podcast at Stanford for 2.5 years
- Authored articles on Wikipedia
- Traded on scientific prediction markets
- Encouraged kids in science through Boys and Girls Club, Science Bus, Science Bowl, Maker Faire, Bay Area Science Festival, FoldScope, Techbridge Girls, Bay Area Scientists in Schools, San Francisco Science Fair, Synopsis Science & Technology Championship, SURA, UC Berkeley poster judging, Engineers Week, CAL Prep, Stanford NOMS, AARC Tutoring, Dinner with a Scientist (mentioned here by the White House)
As a scientist and engineer, I’ve tried to advance science & technology:
- Earned a PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford by studying exotic materials in extreme conditions: at temperatures a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, in magnetic fields as strong as those on the surface of the sun, and in pressures as low as those faced by a space-walking astronaut
- Synthesized crystals used to build SketchFET, the world’s first nanoscale, GHz-speed writable transistor (for applications molecular sensing)
- Published on magnetic thin films, 2D electron gases, writeable nanotransistors, organic spintronics, high-temperature superconductors, nanowire solar cells, and the cost-effectiveness of batteries to stabilize solar intermittency
And today as a management consultant, I advise CEOs and their executive teams on how to run their companies more effectively, on issues of:
- Organization design
- Renewable energy