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Amber Thompson (Lay)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Amber joined the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group with the Nano Fabrication team after her sophomore year in the summer of 2011. She is a first generation college student pursuing a major in Materials Science and Engineering with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. In the summer of 2012, she joined with Dr. Peter Mullner’s research group in studying the magnetic shape memory alloy, Ni-Mn-Ga, in nano- and micro-structures. Prior to working with the group, she was an AVID tutor at a local junior high where she helped students focus on preparing for college.

Instruments and Techniques

Equipment

  • LEO 1430-VP Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Hitachi 4500 Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Hitachi S-3400N-II Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Bruker Dimension Icon Atomic Force Microscope
  • Veeco Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscope
  • Nanometrics 212 Thin Film Systems 7200-1453 REV1 Nanospec
  • Kyle R See custom built Physical Vapor Deposition Tool

Techniques

  • Electron Beam Lithography
  • Nanometer Pattern Generation System (NPGS)
  • Photolithography
  • Wafer Processing
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Physical Vapor Deposition

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

None at this time.

Conference Publications

None at this time.

Conference Presentations and Posters

Blake Rapp**, Christopher Buu*, Lejmarc Snowball**, Jason Brotherton, Nick Schmidt**,  Amber Lay**, William B. Knowlton, Wan Kuang, William L. Hughes, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard, Progress Toward the Synthesis and Electrical Characterization of Au-Functionalized DNA Origami Nanotubes, poster presentation at the IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (Fallen Leaf Lake, CA; Oct. 16-20, 2011).

Amber Thompson**, Christopher Buu, Blake Rapp**, Jason Brotherton, Lejmarc Snowball, Nathan Robinson, Elton Graugnard, Bernard Yurke, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, Au-Functionalized DNA Origami Nanotubes: Synthesis, Deposition, and Preliminary Electrical Charaterization, poster presentation at the Boise State University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference 2012 (Boise, Idaho; April 16, 2012).

Amber Thompson**, Christopher Buu, Blake Rapp**, Jason Brotherton, Lejmarc Snowball, Nathan Robinson, Elton Graugnard, Bernard Yurke, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, Au-Functionalized DNA Origami Nanotubes: Synthesis, Deposition, and Preliminary Electrical Charaterization, poster presentation at the American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting (ACS NORM) 2012 (Boise, Idaho; June 24-27, 2012). Recipient of an “Outstanding Undergraduate Poster” award.