Research Interests: My current research interest involves engineering novel/optimizing current sustainable energy systems and stems from a desire to have a lasting positive impact on society. As an undergrad I received dual BS degrees in Mathematics and Electronic Engineering Technology from Grambling State University. During my time there I was afforded the opportunity to conduct research in various disciplines of engineering, however, my undergraduate research experience on hydrogen fuel cell membranes at Georgia Tech solidified my desire to do materials research. After graduating in December 2013, I made Georgia Tech my home and I have had the privilege of working on several ambitious projects related to investigating the nature of carbon nanotubes in metal matrices to optimizing insulating properties of composites made with hollow silica nanospheres.

Hobbies: Trying new foods and experiencing music and art from different cultures are at the top of my list, but if I had to go with a staple activity it would be playing mas in Caribbean carnivals.

Co-Advised by: Prof. Kyriaki Kalaitzidou

Daron R. Spence
PhD Student
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