Samantha McCuskey

Ph.D. Candidate, 5th year / Chemical Engineering
Co-advised with Gui Bazan

B.S. Chemical Engineering / Florida Institute of Technology (2015)

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Research description: Conjugated polyelectrolyte gels

I am interested in studying conductive gels to enhance the extracellular electron transfer between microbes and the electrode in bioelectrochemical systems.


I grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, and graduated from Florida Tech with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Nanoscience/Nanotechnology. I interned twice with Mainstream Engineering in their Materials R&D department where I worked with Justin Hill on various nanofabrication projects including thermoelectrics and hydrogen storage technology. During an REU at UMass-Amherst, I worked with Alex Briseño on conjugated small molecules for organic photovoltaics. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike along the California coast, acrylic monotype printmaking, and trying new recipes.