CCS Physics Alumnus Delivers a TEDxVienna Talk

February 2, 2019
Credit: David Burbank, Cornell University
Credit: David Burbank, Cornell University

Watch as CCS Physics Alumnus Dr. Kayla X. Nguyen delivers a TEDxVienna talk in October 2018 about the research camera she helped develop, the EMPAD (electron microscope pixel array detector), which uses electrons to take clear photos at an atomic level. The high resolution photos can provide us with a better understanding of microscopic particles, from the pigmentation of museum paintings, to the search for cheaper and more energy efficient materials in fuel cell cars.


After graduating from CCS in 2011, Kayla moved to Ithaca, NY where she received a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Applied Engineering and Physics at Cornell University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.