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Research Assistant Data Analysis

Washington, DC
September 29, 2023

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Lawrence (Marty) Prattis



Bachelor of Science Degree May, 2023

Nanoscience Major, Astronomy Minor

Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA

GPA: 3.01/4.0 (Average of last 30 hours: 3.29/4.0) Related Coursework

Advanced Nanomaterials and Devices

Astronomy Laboratory (PHYS 1055 and 1056)

Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers

Nanoscience and the Environment

Nanoscale Characterization, Synthesis, and Fabrication (NANO 3015 and 3016) Introduction to Nanomedicine

Quantum Physics Nanostructures


Related Experience

Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2021- May 2023 Project: Optical Yield of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Nanowires

● Researched the applications of photon sieves and other photodetectors.

● Conducted measurements and collected data.

● Took images of the focal points of a GaAs laser as it is focused through a photon sieve, which is a device for focusing light using diffraction and interference.

● This project was funded by NASA, and at the conclusion of experiments, scientists at NASA reviewed the results.

Skills and Training

● Proficient in data analysis due to work in undergraduate research and laboratory coursework

● Trained in Leading and Working With Teams, Leading With Innovation, and Risk Taking for Leaders through LinkedIn courses

● Certified in Microsoft Office

● Working knowledge of MatLab and AutoCAD.

Work Experience

● More than 2 years of research experience earned during my VT research assistantship

● Waiter at Silver Diner June - August, 2021. Ashburn, VA

● Cashier/server at Newk’s Eatery June - August. 2019. Sterling, VA Relevant organizations

VT Nanoscience Student Society Spring 2023-present

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