Christopher H. J. Moran
Office: EB1- 1034
I’m originally from the Washington DC area, having grown up mostly in Northern Virginia, although I spent roughly half of my childhood overseas in the Middle East and North Africa during my father's diplomatic assignments. Since I was a small child, I’ve always been utterly fascinated by the natural world and physical phenomena, and this translated into a deep-seated interest in chemistry while I was in high school, as well as my freshman year of college. As an undergraduate at George Mason University, I studied computer science, and after that I spent almost two years working as a software engineer for a defense contractor in Northern Virginia before moving to North Carolina to study chemical engineering at NCSU.
My current work in the Abolhasani Group entails using the skills I’ve accrued as a software engineer to build a ‘self-driving lab’ for the accelerated discovery of clean energy materials. My hobbies include 3D modeling (Fusion 360), 3D printing, learning new languages, as well as trying different—and ever more exotic—methods of brewing coffee.