My name is Alvaro Sahagun, and I am originally from Chicago Heights, IL. I attended the University of Illinois, Chicago, where I received my B. S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus in solid-state devices, mathematics, and materials engineering. I am now a second year Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) graduate student working in Prof. Akintunde Akinwande's lab. My research interest is in field emission, field ionization, thin films, and micro/nanofabrication. Outside of lab and courses, I enjoy running, cooking, baking, and binge watching The Simpsons.