Jaime E. Avilés Acosta
Hometown: San Germán, Puerto Rico
Currently: Entering the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program at Stanford University
Degree: Bachelor of Science with Highest Distinction
Minor: Mathematics; Astronomy/Astrophysics
Institution Indiana University
Class of: Spring, 2017
Any advice for new McNair Scholars?
Take the leap. Nothing's better than doing what scares you, what could fail, and could potentially embarrass you.
I'm figuring out how to synthesize nanomaterials that can have applications in electronics and computation, thermoelectricity, and as sensitive sensors; I do my research mostly because it's very interesting. My adviser is Prof. Shixiong Zhang at the Physics Department.