Clay Klein

Clay grew up in southwest Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2022. As an undergraduate, he worked on a variety of research projects including developing aerogels for thermal insulation on high speed aircraft as an intern at NASA's Glenn Research Center, investigating materials for photonic device applications at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and developing new methods for improving scanning electron microscope measurements with Professor Chunfei Li at Clarion University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Clay attended the University of Colorado Boulder and joined the KM group to work on developing and applying new light sources for advanced imaging applications. Outside of physics, Clay enjoys climbing, hiking, music, and games.

Headshot of Clay Klein.