Center for Nanotechnology in Society, University of California, Santa Barbara
Erica has extensive experience in the field of electrical engineering, having served as a research intern at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a research and development intern at Stryker Endoscopy. Her research interests include slow light devices, integrated photonic devices, metamaterials, and plasmonics. She is currently working as a member of Prof. Daniel Blumenthal's research group, conducting process development experiments for nanofabrication of metal gratings on compound semiconductors. Erica is a recipient of the California NanoSystems Institute Fellowship, Micron Fellowship for Science and Technology, and the NASA Idaho Space Grant Fellowship. She has earned a master's degree from UCSB and a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho, both in electrical engineering.