Ashley Diane Mason is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science. She received her Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Summer 2011, and her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in Spring 2009. In Summer 2009 and 2010, she moved to Washington DC for an internship at the US Army Research Labs.
Ashley also spent two summers interning at Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis in Handheld Printing. Her manager was very supportive of her other interests in processing and analytical techniques, so he arranged arranged times for her to shadow employees within the Analytical and Development Labs.
While an undergraduate at Oregon State University, Ashley was a teaching assistant for freshman and sophomore level ECE courses. After choosing an emphasis in Materials and Devices, she transitioned to working in the Nanomaterials and Devices Lab for Prof. John Conley. Her senior thesis project focused on examining the synthesis and energy harvesting capabilities of ZnO nanowires. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Ashley combined both her TA experience and interest in senior level coursework to be a teaching assistant for the ECE senior design class. Her thesis work focused on potential sensing applications for ZnO nanowires, increasing sensitivity by altering device geometry and improving selectivity using surface functionalization.
Curriculum Vitae (Last Updated Feb 2012)
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