Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
B.S., University of Southern California, 2014
NASA Space Technology Research Fellow 2016
- Bimetallic atomic-scale junctions (ASJs) for chemical sensing, memristive computing, and metamaterials applications
- Diffusion and redox cycling in zero-mode waveguide nanopores with correlated fluorescence imaging
- Synthesized low-PDI polymers and block copolymers for coating photonic microtoroid resonators using styrene, methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, HEMA, and DMAEMA
- Explored active, pH-sensitive polymer and pi-conjugated helicene coatings
- Test Engineer in Physical Layer Device Verification and Testing Team in the Switching Group
- Tested pre-production network hardware
Publications: Google Scholar page
- L. Zaino, D. Grismer, D. Han, G. Crouch, and P. Bohn, "Single occupancy spectroelectrochemistry of freely-diffusing flavin mononucleotide in zero-dimensional nanophotonic structures." Faraday Discussions, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00072F
- L. Zaino, W. Wichert, G. Crouch, and P. Bohn, “Microchannel Voltammetry in the Presence of Large External Voltages and Electric Fields.” Anal. Chem, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00399
Summary of Activities/Interests
Nanotechnology is, at its core, the overlap between chemistry, physics, and engineering. I am fascinated by the challenge of using nano-scale phenomena to enhance and enrich life in ways never before possible. My research, starting with Broadcom Corp. through the Armani Group at USC and now the Bohn Group at Notre Dame, has given me a background in a wide range of areas including networking, programming, chemistry, and chemical and electrical engineering.
In my free time, I enjoy pursing my hobbies of archery, photography, and music. I began studying piano performance and composition at the age of 5, and continued taking classes in jazz piano and classical organ performance through the Thornton School of Music at USC.