"I believe it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary."

- Elon Musk

Julia Muller

Julia is a third-year Physics undergraduate at Georgia Tech. Her main project dealt with modeling the high g impact of our IMPOA design to investigate the potential for life on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

Max Dorn

Michelle was a fourth year undergraduate Electrical Engineering student at Georgia Tech. Her work in the Stockton Group involved using soft lithography to design and create regular microdevice channels in PDMS. In addition, she developed an Arduino program and circuit to assist in the cycling and opening of 10+ year old microvalves. Michelle graduated from Georgia Tech in May of 2015 and continued on to pursue a career in industry.

Gillian was a high school senior from the Wheeler Center for Advanced Studies. Her research in the Stockton group focused on analyzing the patterns of microbial communities in extreme environments by using DNA extraction combined with qPCR. In addition, she assisted in the initial testing of the iChip, a micro-device designed for in situ microbe cultivation, in the context of extreme environments. Gillian left the Stockton group in December of 2015 with plans to pursue her bachelor's degree at Georgia Tech.

Michelle Van Enige


Cindy is a second year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech in the process of completing a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering. Her main research interest in the Stockton Group involves developing and analyzing microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPAD).

Max was a fifth year undergraduate student at Georgia Tech. His work in the Stockton group consisted of generating regular, semipermeable inorganic membranes on chip. Studying the physiological and chemical properties of these membranes could give rise to previously unknown understandings of the origins of life, as well as lead to many useful applications regarding chemical fuel cells. Max graduated Georgia Tech in May of 2015 and went on to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Indiana.

Cindy Liauw

Gillian Moss