Nick is a postdoctoral fellow in physics studying the self-assembly and optical properties of metal colloidal clusters in the Manoharan Lab. His research interests include metamaterial synthesis and characterization, as well as DNA as a tool for directing self-assembly. Before coming to Harvard, Nick worked on rapid prototype development and systems analysis at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and taught high school physics. He received his Sc.B. in mathematical physics from Brown University in 2005 and his A.M. in physics from Harvard University in 2011. Nick completed his Ph.D. in the Manoharan Lab in 2015.