I am a condensed matter experimentalist by training. During my PhD (Stanford University, 2011) and Postdoctoral (Harvard University, 2011-2014) research, I developed novel electrical and magnetic scanning probes and used them to study exotic material properties at low energy scales. When I joined the department of Physics at UT Austin as a research scientist in Aug 2014, I decided to apply my enthusiasm and skills on sensor development to living systems. In particular, I am in collaboration with Dr. Xie and his group to develop flexible electrical and optical devices that provide seamlessly interface with the mammalian brain.
I am currently leading the effort of developing chronic multifunctional neural interface that integrates the-state-of-art electrical recording with functional optical imaging. I am interested in using such multimodal platforms to study basic neuroscience and disease models such as ischemic stroke, hypertension and hypertensive stroke. If you are interested in these directions, please contact me.