Brittney joined the group in the Fall of 2017 and is currently in her first year of the Ph.D. program. Currently, Brittney is working on materials synthesis for two different projects. The first is looking at the grain boundaries of calcium doped ceria, which can be used as
an oxygen ion conductor in solid oxide fuel cells. The second is making different types of perovskites that form cubed nanoparticles.
Brittney received her Bachelor’s Degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, getting degrees in both physics and studio art. While at
Coe, she did two summers and multiple semesters of research on tellurium dioxide glasses. She also worked with the University of Nottingham and interned at Corning Incorporated in upstate New York for a summer.
Outside of research, Brittney was a consultant in the Writing Center, held leadership positions in the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi, and was heavily involved in the Physics Club and the department as a whole. She also served on the 2016 Physcon Planning Committee for Sigma Pi Sigma (the physics honors society) and is currently on the executive planning committee for the 2019 Physcon. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, and playing video games. A Wisconsin native, she is still getting used to the Arizona heat.