22: PHD Physics Student Doing Research with Graphene – Kathryn McGill
Kathryn McGill is a PHD student at Cornell University and currently doing research in Condensed Matter (a liquid or solid) vs Particle Physic. She has been focusing on graphene which is a 1 atom thick conductive material.
Depending on the phase of the research she will either be working in a clean room wearing a bunny suit, building up the experimental apparatus and taking data, or writing the results in a research paper.
She is really excited about teaching and nano-submarines which can be deployed in your bloodstream – still a work in progress.
Her best piece of advice is to get a good night sleep, that is so important and also to be self aware/mindfulness.
A phone app to help gamify your task list and goals is Habitica.