Hello! I'm Nathan, a Chemical Engineering graduate, programmer, and outdoor enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. I recently graduated with an Honors B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University. My areas of interest include energy efficiency and process optimization, polymer processing, microelectronics and semiconductors, and engineering education.
In 2013 I was one of 50 honorable mentions for the Udall Scholarship, a competitive national award for students who demonstrate excellence in studies related to environmental issues. At OSU I was an active member of the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, was a chapter officer for 4 years, and am now involved with the local AIChE professional section. I was named the AIChE Featured Student of the Month in December 2014. In 2011 I won 2nd place in the AIChE National Undergraduate Poster Competition's environmental division for research on in-situ oil spill tracking with fluorescence spectroscopy, and in 2012 I won 1st place in the education division for my research on sustainable energy education.
Outside of school and work, I enjoy spending time bicycling, camping, backpacking, skiing, and generally getting outdoors. I created and maintain The Bike Light Database, a resource to help cyclists find a light to make their rides safe and fun, and I am currently working on a new hazard reporting and tracking tool for active transportation users. I also enjoy photography, and you can see some of my photos through my Flickr profile. I currently work in the OSU College of Engineering's IT group, specializing in operating system and software deployment, and am seeking a career in industrial energy efficiency optimization.