Daron Westly is a Research Scientist in the Photonics and Plasmonics group. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. Prior to joining the CNST he worked at the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility as a Process Engineer and Lab Use Manager. His research has included developing techniques for producing high aspect ratio x-ray zone plates, microfluidic fuel cells, and applications of electron beam lithography for nanoscale device fabrication. Daron is working with Kartik Srinivasan and Vladimir Aksyuk on process development and integration of nanophotonic devices for metrology applications. He is also actively involved in the Maker Movement and informal science education and outreach. He is currently involved in mentoring students from Puerto Rico on a project collecting fungal spores from the stratosphere using a high altitude glider.