BiographyJames Mitrani grew up in Miami Beach, FL, where he participated in biomedical research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He then enrolled in Princeton University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in physics, with a minor in biophysics. James is currently enrolled in the plasma physics program at Princeton University, under the supervision of Drs. Raitses, Stratton, and Shneider. His research focuses on measuring and modeling laser-induced incandescence (LII) signals from carbon nanoparticles in the presence of an atmospheric pressure, arc discharge plasma. Appropriately modeling time-resolved LII signals allows us to make in situ size measurements of larger nanoparticles (~20-100 nm characteristic size). During his (admittedly rare) free time, James enjoys open water swimming, reading, and an occasional game of Texas-holdem poker.