Alex Strasser '19 Major: Chemical Engineering Minor: Physics, Materials Science & Engineering Research Focus: Nanomaterials, semiconductor physics Years of Research Experience: 4 firstname.lastname@example.org Organizations & Programs: Christian Engineering Leaders, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors Society), Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering Honors Society), Multiply groups (Grace Bible Church) Awards & Distinctions: Brown Scholar, NAE Grand Challenge Scholar, Undergraduate Research Scholar, BP Scholar, University and Engineering Honors Experience with: Three oral (one invited) and two poster presentations at research conferences. Poster presentations at TAMU SRW and GCSP Symposium. ~1.5 years of research work experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Howdy! I am a senior chemical engineer with minors in physics and materials science, and I plan to pursue a PhD in physics and become a professor. My urge to continue research in academia comes from wanting to inspire the next generation of students to earnestly pursue discovery and also from my own innate desire to advance human knowledge. My fascination with quantum phenomena at the nanoscopic level has been augmented by experimental research as well as my current theoretical pursuits in quantum mechanics. My research interests lie primarily in optical and electrical properties of 2D materials, although I have research experience with polymers, non-linear optics, 3D-printing, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, density functional theory, and biofuels, both experimental and computational. Additional interests include theology and philosophy, and I definitely enjoy conversations about faith (and the relevant evidential truth claims).