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Christina L. McGahan



Christina is interested in manipulating and probing the optical, electronic, and structural properties of nanoscale materials as well as using this precise control of materials and their properties to help researchers solve challenging nanoscale scientific problems in areas ranging from medicine and biology to chemistry, physics, engineering, and beyond. She has experience with nanofabrication, active plasmonics (gold+vanadium dioxide), optical spectroscopy, and using scanning probe microscopy (AFM/KPFM/EFM) to probe 2D material, organic semiconductor, and quantum dot field effect transistors. In VINSE, she trains users on cleanroom equipment and helps them develop novel processes for their research, adapts and organizes labs to support nanoscience classwork at Vanderbilt, coordinates the undergraduate Tech Crew, and is looking forward to running outreach programs.


Judges' Pick at the Reach Out Science Slam sponsored by the NSF and Boston Museum of Science, 2020