Get to know Eli Fastow, second year PhD student from Baltimore, MD. Eli chose MSE for two reasons: it lies at the interface between science and engineering, and its core questions all require an interdisciplinary approach. He enjoys that MSE requires investigating the fundamental physics of material behavior, but ultimately seeks to produce something with practical utility.
Since Eli has been on campus, he’s learned to value the diverse nature of MSE. He loves learning about other disciplines of science, and appreciates that MSE provides a useful perspective for interacting with chemists, physicists, mechanical engineers, and everyone in between.
On a typical Sunday you can find Eli going for a run, reading, drawing, and spending some quality time with his partner.