Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Graduate Student

Grant Gonzalez
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Grant Gonzalez is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science with a concentration in Material Science and Mechanical Engineering. Grant grew up in sunny Southern California and has since moved to the often cold and snowy city of Cambridge. At Harvard College, Grant earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a joint concentration in Chemistry and Physics in 2013. As an undergraduate, he performed research in soft materials with the Bertoldi and Weitz laboratories that resulted in a publication in Langmuir (2015) entitled "Microfluidic Fabrication and Micromechanics of Permeable and Impermeable Elastomeric Microbubbles." As a graduate student with Kevin (Kit) Parker's group, Grant has focused his research on novel nanofiber fabrication. The primary goal of this work is to create strong and tough materials by controlling the structure and function of fibers from the nanoscale to the macroscale. This may have applications in performance textiles and composite materials.