David Brough is a fourth-year PhD student in the School of Computational Science and Engineering. As an undergraduate, David studied theoretical physics and researched the evolution of chaotic systems using neural networks at Westminster College. He also earned a Master’s degree in experimental condensed matter physics at Brigham Young University where he fabricated and characterized thin-films used in nanostructured high capacity battery electrodes and in X-ray windows. David’s current research interest is creating tools and protocols that efficiently leverage large datasets to learn structure-processing and structure-property relationships.
David has worked in industry both as a chemist and as an operations manager in international business. He has also developed his entrepreneur skills by starting a successful company. David enjoys being with his family; music, playing soccer, and coaching as a Crossfit level one trainer.