As an undergraduate, Sam worked in Professor Jon Dobson’s research lab designing and fabricating a filtration device for use in cardiopulmonary bypass. He also synthesized magnetic micro-particles to study particle-cell interactions. During his summers, Sam worked as a research and development intern at Pall Aerospace developing and testing membranes for gas separation. Sam began his doctoral studies in Materials at UCSB in Fall 2018. He worked with Professor Chris Bates researching polymers for water filtration.