Building MAterials Science
My research in the history of materials science and nanotechnology as emerging interdisciplines in the 20th and 21st centuries considers the role of the built environment in fostering interdisicplinary research. In collaboration with Hyungsub Choi, I have studied the architecture of the University of Pennsylvania's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Our original paper on this topic was published in Minerva in 2015 while I was a graduate student. More recently, I have authored a forthcoming article, "Buildings," which will appear in an encyclopedia on the History of Materials Science, edited by Joseph D. Martin and Cyrus Mody.