Derek is a senior in the chemical and biological engineering department working towards a certificate in materials science and engineering. His academic interests lie in 3D printing and polymer materials. Previous research with the Kornfield group at Caltech involved the synthesis and characterization of mist control agents through RAFT polymerization.
Around campus, Derek can be found playing board games. Alternatively, he may be found with the ultimate frisbee team, which he has been a part of since his freshman year. Barring those he most likely is hanging out with his friends or simply taking a nap.