David Wych completed his B.S. in Physics from Claremont McKenna College (CMC) in 2015. In his time at CMC, he worked with Dr. Paul S. Nerenberg (now at Cal State LA), and completed his thesis under the direction of Dr. Yun (Lyna) Luo of Western University of Health Sciences. After about a year of professional work as a one-on-one tutor, he began working toward his Ph.D. at UCI, and joined the Mobley Lab.
More recently, David spent the summer of 2018 at Los Alamos National Labs, under the mentorship of Dr. Michael E. Wall, as a Fellow in the Applied Machine Learning Summer School. He returned to Los Alamos from January to August of 2019 as a Graduate Research Assistant.
David’s research focuses mainly on the study of diffuse scattering in X-ray protein crystallography.
He works closely with the Math CEO program at UCI, mentoring middle-school students from Orange County in math and science.