Where I came from
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I'm a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at University of Washington where I work with Prof. Shaoyi Jiang. In collaboration with the many experimentalists in our group, I apply computational modeling to the discovery of new biomaterials and understanding how nature interacts with biomaterials. Check out my research more for information or see my publications list. I also try to make my research accessible for others. I've created web-based applications where researchers can analyze their own data using my algorithms. I've released implementations of my algorithms as open-source plugins. I've also released datasets using SQLShare where anyone can access my raw data. Finally, I sometimes blog about my research.
I grew up in California and Washington state. I graduated from Rose-Hulman Instute of Technology in 2008 with a BS in chemical engineering. I also spent a year studying at the Otto-von Guericke Universität in Magdeburg, Germany. While living in Germany, I worked for six months in a microbiology lab at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems with Professor Hartmut Grammel. I've been attending the University of Washington since 2008 and expect to graduate in May, 2013 with a PhD in chemical engineering. In addition to research and teaching, I tutor, snowboard and sometimes do graphical design. My artwork appeared in Science and Nature in 2010. You may read more about me in my Curriculum Vitae.
Updates about Andrew
- May 21, 2013 Andrew was awarded his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. PhD defense slides
- May 13, 2013 Andrew's path to learning to program was featured in a Science Careers article.
- April 14, 2013 Andrew wrote an API for accessing the SQLShare data sharing service hosted at the UW eScience Institute.