James graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, NY in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Glass Engineering Science. He joined the Stach group at the University of Pennsylvania in August of 2017 as a Ph.D. Candidate. Research Interests: James research focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of nano-scale coarsening in systems of supported nanoparticles. Assisted by machine learning for advanced image analysis, he use in-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to study local particle interactions, and morphological evolution. This work has applications in the field of industrial catalysis, where avoiding coarsening is essential for maintaining the activity of nano-catalyst materials.