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Dr. Caitlin Chapin

Dr. Caitlin Chapin

Aeronautics and Astronautics Department
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2011
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2018
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2018

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Caitlin is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the XLab, having also completed her PhD research in the lab in 2018. Her thesis was entitle "High Temperature and Transient Behavior of GaN Heterostructure Based High Electron Mobility Micro-Pressure Sensors." As a graduate student, Caitlin recieve the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowhip which enable her to intern at NASA Glenn Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and the Jet Propulsion LaboratoryShe is from Charlotte, NC and received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. At the Georgia Tech Insititue of Nanotechnology and Electronics, Caitlin gained experience in microfabrication and continues to levarge this expertise in the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility.  Caitlin's research interests are twofold: developing sensors using gallium nitride to enable operation in harsh environments (e.g. space, Venus, the ocean, combustion engines) and characterizing the effect mechanical stimuli and electronic traps have on device performance (e.g. strain dependence of trap energy levels).