University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student, Michael Beeman, advised by Mechanical Engineering professor Bruce Gale, is an alumni of the colorado school of mines where he received a masters of science in Mechanical Engineering. My work focuses on two distinct projects: pathogen detection using electrochemistry and glass nano-pores. Bacteria Detection: This project focuses on the use of electrochemical signal processing to detect pathogens in liquid and solid food sources. The project is done in collaboration with the United States Army and with the Salt Lake-based company Espira. Glass Nano-pore Reduction: I also work on a project researching deposition techniques to reduce the pore diameter of glass nano-pores. The project is in conjunction with Electronic Bioscience Inc.