Ross is currently a fourth year PhD candidate at the Georgia Insitute of Technology where he began in Fall 2012. Under the guidance of Dr. David Sholl, he has focused on using atomistic simulations to predict diffusion of hydrocarbons through nanoporous materials. He collaborates with experimentalists under Dr. Lively and Dr. Sankar Nair using adsorption simulations and modeling of NMR experiments. He currently serves on the student advisory board for the Insitute for Materials at GT.
He spent his childhood years in Northville, Michigan, attending Detroit Catholic Central high school. Afterwards, he became a member of the Fightin' Irish, attending Notre Dame where he was in the marching band for 2 years. He also worked as an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Joan Brennecke's ionic liquids laboratory and as her assistant by helping to screen submitted manuscripts for the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, an ACS publication. Outside of work, he likes hiking, traveling, coding for fun, 3D design/printing, and spending time with his family.