So long, Nate!

This summer Trawick lab bids farewell to Nate Lawrence, who graduated in the spring but stayed on to continue working on his research project over this summer.  Nate starts graduate school in electrical engineering at Boston University this fall.

Nate is a great example of a student who took advantage of the opportunity to do research here.  He started working with me as a first year student, learning to use the atomic force microscope in our lab.  His research continued here over the summers, supported by a summer fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and later by a grant from the Research Corporation.  Over the course of four years, he has become a highly skilled researcher and a real expert in the field, and his work was presented at several national physics conferences.  During his four years at UR, Nate spent one summer doing research at Boston University, and also spent a semester abroad in Scotland.  He won the Robert Edward Loving Award in Physics for promise for advanced study in physics.

Nate’s expertise will be sorely missed around here.  So long, Nate, and stay in touch!

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Matt Trawick holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow and later a lecturer at Princeton University before coming to the University of Richmond as an assistant professor in 2004. His research interests include block copolymers, nanotechnology, and atomic force microscopy.