Nathan earned a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. As an undergrad Nathan partook in a research project investigating the performance of self-assembled monolayers as lubricants for MEMS devices. He also worked as a summer intern at Advanced Energy Industries in Fort Collins working with high power RF plasma chambers. These experiences generated an interest in MEMS. He is now a member the Bright group investigating the enhanced performance of microbolometer structures for infrared imaging.
When not doing schoolwork, Nathan enjoys freestyle skiing, mountain biking and longboarding in the bright Colorado sunshine.
Research Projects: Uncooled Bolometers Using Atomic and Molecular Layer Deposition