Kate is a PhD student in materials science and engineering. Her research is focused on understanding the coupling and interfacial phenomena between two-dimensional (2D) layered materials and their 3D bulk material adjuncts for the continued and rapid development of devices that utilize 2D materials. She has used MATLAB to process in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) videos, as well as to analyze 2D material thickness and absorption resonances. This provides her with dynamic information about materials growth and processing at the atomic scale. She earned a BS in nanoscience, physics, and chemistry of advanced materials from Trinity College, Dublin.