A very warm welcome to our new Materials Science Associate, Yiro Shimabukuro! Yiro comes to us from Florida where he received his BS in Chemistry at Florida Atlantic University. After FAU, he decided to undertake research in a polymer/analytical lab focusing on the thermal and spectral analysis of thin films using Raman spectroscopy as well as DSC/TGA techniques for surface studies and decomposition kinetics studies. Besides helping Carl Thomas, our Lab Manager, with testing materials, Yiro is an avid reader, enjoys hanging out with his dog, and exploring every coffee shop in Charlotte. Wecome, Yiro!