Benjamin Heronimus

Simulations of Nanotechnology in its Various Applications

This research project focuses on applying cutting edge nanotechnology to projects in COVID detection, radiation detection, energy storage, and many other applications. My work focuses on developing finite element and computational fluid dynamic simulations of the various applications in order to verify theoretical models and advise the production processes. My simulations have been instrumental in the evaluation of various dielectrics to be applied to our nanotube chips as well as simulating electrostatic interactions at the nanotube level. Over the summer, I hope to continue my work with dielectrics, begin working on simulating radiation detection applications, and assist Dr. Waqas Khalid in any other roles he may need.

Message to Sponsor

URAP was my first push into the amazing research culture that exists at Berkeley. Through Dr. Khalid's mentorship, I have learned vast amounts of in practice knowledge that classes just don't provide. I am so thankful that I, and the other amazing students that were awarded summer stipends with me, have the opportunity to continue our learning over the summer thanks to the donors.
  • Major: Engineering Physics and Astrophysics
  • Mentor: Waqas Khalid, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) and Physics