Lindsay Elliott is a CNST/UMD Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her doctoral research focused on quantifying the free volume changes in temperature sensitive polymer brushes by tracking the diffusion of fluorescent molecular probes. She joined the staff at NIST in 2012 as an NRC Postdoctoral Researcher working on characterizing the efficiency of organic photovoltaics with transient voltage and current measurements. Subsequently, Lindsay characterized nanoparticles with photothermal microscopy as applied to biological organisms, complex polymer matrices, and in situ particle counting. At CNST, she is working with Samuel M. Stavis to develop optical microscopy and fluidic devices for protein sequencing and water purification.