Audrey-Rose Gutierrez

Doctoral student
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Anticipated Graduation: August 2023

audreyro@umich.edu

Audrey-Rose Gutierrez

Research

Research Area: Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology
Co-Advisors: Prof. Edgar Meyhöfer & Prof. Pramod Sangi-Reddy

Research Project: Audrey-Rose’s research group does some work involving special properties of electromagnetic fields when two objects become extremely close (one human hair could not be slipped between them!) These special properties affect the way heat and attractive forces impact devices closely spaced on computer chips, and they might even be useful to make a new type of device based on those properties one day. Her topic is bringing 2-dimensional materials into these studies, so the objects she is measuring the properties of are only one atom thick!

“I love understanding how individual physical phenomena much too small for us to see can have a big impact when taken all together!”

Education

  • B.Eng. Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
  • MS Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan

Clubs/Organizations

  • Graduate Society of Women in Engineering (GradSWE)
  • Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) User Committee

Hobbies

  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Cozy video games
  • Knitting
  • Weight lifting
  • Hiking
  • Plant-based cooking and baking
  • Indoor plants
  • Drinking teas and coffees

Audrey-Rose says

“I have found such a collaborative community here of researchers who want to see their peers succeed and really enjoy graduate school as well!”