Camron Blackburn

Center for Bits and Atoms

contact:
camron [dot] blackburn [at] cba [dot] mit [dot] edu
20 Ames Street, rm E15-401
Cambridge, MA 02139

pronouns:
she / hers

hi! I'm a first year masters student in the Center of Bits and Atoms. I live in nano/micro land at CBA, meaning my days revolve around using tools like our scanning electron microscope, femtosecond laser, and atomic force miscroscope to expand the limits of direct write assembly of digital materials. Before moving to Cambridge, I lived in new york city working as a data scientist / software engineer for Veritone, where I built heirarchical deep learning models for general AI tasks. And prior to that, I received a bachelors in Physics from NYU while building an optical tractor beam in Professor David Grier's soft matter research group. You can find more info about me on my personal site.

COVDID-19 Response

filter material database

CBA has spun up a quick response team to the COVID-19 global pandemic - public tracking page is here. I developed an instrument to test the filtration efficiency and pressure drop accross different types of filter material - more on that here. Using the data from this instrument and SEM imaging, I'm generating a databse of filter media with the hope to guide DIY mask material selection and development of new filtration material for PPE - more here. If you have any questions about, application for, or interest in the project - feel free to reach out.

courses:

how to make (almost) anything | Fall 2019
nature of mathematical modeling | Spring 2020