Adina Scott received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in December of 2008. Her doctoral research focused on silicon surface chemistry for electronic device applications. She began her research career as an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in the Advanced Metrology and Nano Device Applications laboratory. Her work in the areas of solid electrolyte switches for memory applications and novel atomic force microscopy instrumentation and techniques led to several conference presentations, a refereed journal article, and a senior project prize. After receiving her BS, she worked briefly as a staff scientist for a small company called Manufacturing Instrumentation Consultant Corporation (MICC-LLC) developing sensor systems for non-destructive testing. Since joining Purdue as a graduate student, she has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship, and a NASA Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computation graduate research fellowship. She has presented extensively at conferences, been invited to present talks, and authored several papers. Adina is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Vacuum Society.