Student Researcher in the Taufour Condensed Matter Physics Lab
Material Science and Engineering
Ian Phillips is a third-year undergraduate pursuing a Material Science and Engineering major. At PIET, he currently helps with D-Lab Pro courses, publicity for the new Engineering Student Design Center, and the program's website. He also works as a student researcher in the Taufour Condensed Matter Physics Lab, focused on topological insulators. His professional interests include energy storage, solar technology, and the future of transportation. He currently serves as President of the Davis Motorsports Club and in past years has served as Secretary of the UCD American Institute of Chemical Engineers. After graduation, Ian plans to research alternative energy technology or attend law school to study patent law.