Alexander Yulaev is a CNST/UMD Graduate Student Researcher in the Energy Research Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences from Saratov State University, Russia. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His doctoral research is focused on developing of in situ techniques and instrumentation for electron microscopy and spectroscopy. At the CNST, Alexander is working with Andrei Kolmakov, as part of a collaboration with Prof. Marina Leite at University of Maryland, on measuring and imaging encapsulated nanoscale objects and devices using electron transparent graphene membranes.