John Misiaszek
    Ph.D. Student
    B.S., Material Science in Engineering, University of California, Merced

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    Phone: 847.467.5416
    Address: 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

I was born in Pueblo Yaqui, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with my parents when I was very young. I lived in Kingman, Arizona for much of my adolescence, then moved to Carlsbad, California, for high school. I spent much of my free time in high school repairing cars and bikes, designing and building robots, and mountain biking. I attended the University of California at Merced for undergrad, majoring first in mechanical engineering, but switching to materials science and engineering in my second year. I was a member of Yue (Jessica) Wang's structural electronics group, where I specialized in the machine building of custom 3D-printers for conductive and photocurable polymers. Due to the proximity of Merced to Yosemite National Park and other superb vertical faces, I took up rock climbing as a sport and had many climbing adventures with the postdoc in the Wang Lab. I enjoy cooking simple, hearty meals.

Selected Honors

  1. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - 2020
  2. GEM Fellowship - 2020
  3. ASMI-SAMPE Annual Materials Engineering Scholarship - 2019