Professor Kristie J. Koski, Curriculum vitae

EDUCATION
University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Title: Size-Dependent Structure of Silver Nanoparticles Under High Pressure
Advisor: Professor A. Paul Alivisatos
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, 2008

University of Wyoming
B.S. Physics, 2002
B.S. Chemistry, 2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Stanford University
2D Layered Chalcogenide Nanomaterials
Advisor: Dr. Yi Cui
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

University of California, Berkeley
CdSe/CdS Core-Shell Nanoparticle Tetrapod Stress Gauges
Advisor: Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos
Postdoctoral Fellow; Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Chemistry

Arizona State University
Mechanical Properties of Spider Silk with Optical Brillouin Scattering
Advisor: Dr. Jeffery L. Yarger
Postdoctoral Fellow; Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


PATENTS
JIB-2727P Branched Luminescent Nanocrystal Strain Gauge For Optical Detection of Forces. Provisional.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2004 Graduate Student Instructor, Organic Chemistry I, Department of
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

2003 Grader, Intro to Research & Study in the College of Chemistry, Department of
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

2003 Graduate Student Instructor, Organic Chemistry I, Department of
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

2002 Graduate Student Instructor, General Chemistry I, Department of
Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley


ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS
2008 Bears Breaking Boundaries Computational Nanoscience Tool Proposal entitled
Tool for Experimental Characterization Validation via Simulation Fitting (ECVSF)
Second Place
2007 University of California Berkeley Graduate Conference Travel Grant
2002 Rebecca Raulins Undergraduate Research Award
2002 EPSCOR Fellowship
2000 Arts & Sciences Independent Study Award


INVITED ORAL PRESENTATIONS
K. J. Koski. Nanoparticle Stress Sensors and the Effects of Pressure and Size Scale on Atomic Structure. Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, December 2009.

K. J. Koski, N.M. Drugan, M. Kunz, J.C. Grossman, and A.P. Alivisatos, Pressure and Size Dependent X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Silver Nanoparticles, Workshop on Advances in High Pressure Crystallography at Large Scale Facilities, Wadham College, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., September 2007


ORAL PRESENTATIONS
K. J. Koski, J. J. Cha, C. Wessells, and Y. Cui, Ultrahigh Density Intercalation of Metal Atoms in Bi2Se3 Nanoribbons, ACS Fall Meeting, Denver CO, August 2011.

K. J. Koski, J. J. Cha, D. Kong, S. S. Hong and Y. Cui, High Density Intercalation of Metal Atoms in Topological Insulator Nanoribbons, MRS Fall Meeting, November 2011.

K. J. Koski, J. Mu ̈ller, H.D. Hochheimer, and J.L. Yarger, Angle-Dispersive Brillouin Spectroscopy, Four Corners Fall Section APS Meeting, Fort Collins, Colorado, October 2000.


POSTER PRESENTATIONS
K. J. Koski, H.D. Hocheimer, and J.L. Yarger, High Pressure Angle-Dispersive Brillouin Spec- troscopy, NATO - Frontiers in High Pressure Research Conference, Pinagree Park CO, June 2001.


MEDIA COVERAGE
Brillouin Imaging Demonstrated. Photonics Spectra. (2005)
Z. Qin & M.J. Buehler, Spider silk: Webs measure up. Nature Materials News & Views, 12, 185 (2013).
Mysteries of Spider Silk Unraveled. Science Daily (2013)
Researchers unravel mysteries of spider silk. Phys.org (2013)
Wonderful webs: Elastic data analysed. SpectroscopyNow (2013)
Researchers use light, sound to untangle spider web riddles Los Angeles Times (2013)
Why is spider silk five times stronger than piano wire? Slate.com (2013)
Secrets of spider silk’s strength studied. UPI (2013)
Spider silk’s elasticity measured by light scattering imaging Materials 360 (2013)
Scientists unravel mysteries of spider silk to create bulletproof vests, artificial tendons Science Recorder (2013)
Scientists unravel mysteries to spider silk strength using lasers. Science World Report (2013)
Scientists decode secret of spider silk’s strength Yahoo! News. (2013)
ASU scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk. e! science news (2013)
Scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk. nano werk (2013)
Scientists characterize spider silk using non-invasive laser light scattering technique. Azom.com (2013)
Researchers unravel mysteries of spider silk. Digital Journal (2013).
Spider silk mystery unraveled by scientists using lasers. Global Post (2013)
Scientists decode secret of spider silk’s strength. Business Standard (2013)
Scientists decode secret behind spider silk’s strength Economic Times; India Times (2013)
Scientists want to know why spider silk is so strong. Red Orbit (2013)
Spiders produce world’s strongest silk. French Tribune (2013)
Scientists unravel mystery behind strength of spider silk. fibre2fashion.com (2013)
Scientists decode secret of spider silk’s strength. DNA India. (2013)
Secret behind spider silk’s strength found. Times of India (2013)
ASU Scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk. Product Design & Development (2013)
Scientists decode secret of spider silk’s strength Vancouver Desi (2013)
Scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk. Laboratory Talk (2013)
Scientists unravel the mysteries of spider silk. Lab Manager Magazine (2013)
Scientists decode secret of spider silk’s strength FirstPost (2013)
Unraveling the complex mysteries of spider silk TG Daily (2013)
Spider’s web secrets revealed by scientists. The Scotsman (2013)
Researchers make inroads into understanding spider silk strength WTIN Intelligence (2013)
Technique could further our understanding of spider silk. theengineer.co.uk (2013)
Laser technique unravels spider silk’s mysteries photonics.com (2013)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, California High Pressure Science Observatory (CALIPSO), Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS),

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES & SERVICE
Safety Compliance Officer - Arizona State University, 2009
Co-mentor - E. Ye, undergraduate student in the summer research program, Stanford University, 2011
Journal Referee – Nano Letters, ACS Nano

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Co-founder - Brillouin Solutions LLC, a Brillouin spectroscopy instrumentation company