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Nicholas Carter

Undergraduate Research AssistantHeadshot Photograph of Nicholas
Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering


Nicholas is a junior in the Materials Science and Engineering program. He moved back to Boise in 2014 after serving 6 years in the United States Air Force. Nicholas performed a variety of roles for the military including Cryptologic Linguist (Pashtu), Digital Network Intelligence Analyst, Computer Network Exploitation Analyst, and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of a regional branch for the National Security Agency (NSA) managing multi-service and civilian personnel.

Nicholas’ primary responsibilities in the corrosion group include:

  • Bearing Steels Project – EIS and AP Corrosion Tests
  • Nuclear Fuel Storage Container Crack/Corrosion Sensor (NFSCCS)
  • Lego Models for MSE Characterization – Educational Project
  • Corrosion Group Website Project

Nicholas was initially attracted to MSE as a result of his interest in semiconductors and energy (solar/photovoltaics and energy storage/batteries) and hopes to work in those related fields.

His hobbies include photography, reading, playing the drums, making music on his computer, lifting weights, snowboarding, movies, and enjoying the outdoors with his wife and three year old son.