William grew up in Summit, New Jersey, outside of New York. He started his undergraduate career at Case Western Reserve University in 2012 and joined the Rowan Group in the fall of 2013. He is currently working towards BSE and MS degrees.
William's current research is focused on liquid crystalline elastomers, and his previous research in the group investigated shape memory aeorgels.
Michal, B.T.; Brenn W.A.; Baochau, N.; McCorkle, L.; Meador, M.A.; Rowan S.J.. Thermo- Responsive Shape Memory Aerogels from Thiol-ene Networks. Chem. Mater.. 2016. Vol. 28, Pg. 2341-2347.