Faculty Mentor: Michael Bedzyk
Katherine Harmon received a B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. She then worked as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institutes of Health researching x-ray phase contrast techniques for medical imaging applications. Her current research focuses on using x-ray reflectivity to elucidate how charge storage is related to electrolyte structure in capacitors by probing the structure of water and ions adsorbed on a charged surface. Insights gained from her research can be used to develop next-generation, high-capacity energy storage devices.
Awards & Fellowships
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
- Harmon, K. J.; Bennett, E. E.; Gomella A. A.; Wen H., “Efficient Decoding of 2D-structured Illumination with Linear Phase Stepping in X-ray Phase Contrast and Dark-field Imaging,” PLoS ONE, 2014, e87127.
- Harmon, K. J.; Miao, H.; Gomella, A. A.; Bennett, E.E.; Foster, B. A.; Bhandarkar, P.; Wen H., “Motionless Electromagnetic Phase Stepping versus Mechanical Phase Stepping in X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging with a Compact Source,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2015, 3031.
- Panna, A.; Gomella, A. A.; Harmon, K. J.; Chen, P.; Miao, H.; Bennett, E. E.; Wen H., “Performance of Low-cost X-ray Area Detectors with Consumer Digital Cameras,” Journal of Instrumentation, 2015, T05005.
- Miao, H.; Gomella, A. A.; Harmon, K. J.; Bennett, E. E.; Chedid, N.; Znati, S.; Panna, A.; Foster, B. A.; Bhandarkar, P.; Wen H., “Enhancing Tabletop X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging with Nano-fabrication,” Scientific Reports, 2015, 13581.