Chris was born in El Paso, Texas and went to the same high school as Buddy Holly after moving to Lubbock.
He is working under the direction of Prof. Kathryn Moler, using a technique called scanning SQUID (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device) microscopy to do magnetic imaging at extremely low temperatures. He mostly studies exotic superconductors.
Other degrees: BS in Applied Physics from Caltech; MSc in Applied Physics, with a concentration in Quantum Nanoscience, from TU Delft in the Netherlands.
His favorite place on campus is the Keith Memorial Terrace, the little fountain behind MemChu with the rose bushes. He likes to poke back there after the University Public Worship service, before heading back to lab, quite literally to stop and smell the roses.
Photographed in his lab in front of Beatrice, a He-3 cryostat, on November 14, 2015.