Nina received her Ph.D. in physics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds Bachelor and Master degrees in physics from Hanyang University in South Korea. Her research focused on room-temperature solid-state neutron detectors using boron-rich carbon thin films. She has extensive experience in UHV thin film deposition including Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition and Physical Vapor Deposition. Her graduate research also involved material characterization using AES, XPS, XRD, XRR, IR/Raman Spectroscopy, AFM/MFM, and IV/CV measurements. Nina joined the applications team in July 2012.