- PhD Students
Alex was an electrical engineering student concentrating in semiconductors and nanotechnology. While he originally focused on device physics and simulations, he ended up gravitating toward the software side and found himself involved in various personal open source software projects. Alex will work at a tech startup in San Francisco following graduation. He first became involved with the Howard group in September of 2011, working on the Arduino-based thermocycler project from both the hardware and software sides. As time went on, he focused more on developing the software and user interface of the device. He then began his main research focus on testing the efficacy of the first generation thermocyclers that were developed, for an eventual comparison against more expensive, commercially-available thermocyclers used by the biology department.