VIDEO: Laser work informs Shepard's study of polymer materials
by the Office of Communications
Using laser beams to create thin films of material, graduate student Kimberly Shepard studies the physics and behavior of polymer glasses, or materials that do not have a crystal structure.
Shepard, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering who came to Princeton in 2010, gained proficiency working with lasers after joining the labs of Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering Rodney Priestley and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Craig Arnold. Read more