Undergraduate Research

Steve Latina, Mechanical Engineering




“As a mechanical engineering sophomore, I was able to perform research outside of my major in the chemical engineering department.”

"This summer, I worked in the Nanoscale Assembly and Integration Laboratory (NAIL) under Dr. Zhiyong Gu, with a focus on Tin-Indium nanostructure fabrication and optimization as well as nanosoldering and nanoprinting methods. As a mechanical engineering sophomore, I was able to perform research outside of my major in the chemical engineering department, providing prospective and lab experience in a field not normally traversed by mechanical engineering students. It was difficult at first being immersed in a lab environment so far from what I'm used to with mechanical engineering, but at the end of the summer I feel knowledgeable and comfortable with my research and look forward to volunteering my time there this upcoming year."