Candice received her B.S. in Physics with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering in December 2015 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). She joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at UTK in the Fall of 2016 in pursuit of her PhD. Candice is a fourth-year graduate student and a teaching assistant for Chris Wetteland’s undergraduate materials science laboratory courses. She is also currently serving as the Director for the WiSTAR3 (Women in STEM Advancing Research, Readiness, and Retention) student organization (2018-2019).
She joined Dr. Keppens and Dr. Mandrus’s research group in March of 2017 and began research involving elastic moduli property determination through Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS). Candice is working with the synthesis of High Entropy Oxides, focusing on pyrochlore and perovskite structures and single crystal growth using the Float-Zone technique.