2017 Robert C. Pittman NIMET Fellow
Ph.D. Student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S., The University of Alabama
B.S., The University of Alabama
Connor obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (focused in Materials and Devices) at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Connor’s research interests include MEMS, bio-MEMS, micro- and nano-fabrication, polymer science, and magnetics. He has had research experiences at The University of Alabama in the organic chemistry laboratory of Dr. Anthony Arduengo, performing research in a project involving storing hydrogen molecules inside molecules of an unusual valency, and also in the micro-electronic fabrication laboratory of Dr. Susan Burkett, performing research on using patternable polymer sacrificial layers for use in MEMS fabrication and 3D integration. Connor will become a graduate research assistant within the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Florida. Connor is looking forward to working, under Dr. David Arnold’s guidance, with micro- and nano-fabrication technology, specifically the fabrication of magnetic devices for use in defense and other critical areas.