Research Interests: I am currently interested in low-cost alternative energy methods, though I have quite an eclectic research background. My first undergraduate research experience was in Dr. Edward Boyden’s Synthetic Neurobiology lab where I worked on a project focused on mouse virtual reality for in vivo neural recordings. Afterwards, I joined Dr. Rohit Karnik’s Microfluidics & Nanofluidics Research lab. My research there centered around quality control techniques and instrumentation for use during the manufacturing of low-cost xylem water filters. As of now, my project revolves around the creation and utilization of a probe to measure the thermal properties of molten salts for concentrated solar power plants.

Hobbies: I enjoy singing, watching movies, meeting people, learning different languages, and contemplating going on a run.

Bettina Arkhurst
PhD Student
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