Hi, I am Nicholas Lauersdorf, PhD
Data Scientist and



Researcher. Programmer. Teacher

My B.S. is in Physics and Mathematics (University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2018), and my PhD is in Materials Science (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 2024) supervised by Daphne Klotsa with a Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Leadership, and Management.

Throughout my undergraduate career, I developed computational models in Python to predict the energy emissions of fusion-plasma generators, which I applied to design an x-ray detector for my senior thesis.

For my PhD thesis, I utilized C++ and Python to computationally model and statistically analyze non-equilibrium systems. Furthermore, I derive mathematical theories that explain and predict the complex collective behavior.

Finally, through various outreach and personal projects, I am honing my skills in modeling and simulation, data science, machine learning, and software development.

Research & Programming

My exposure to scientific research, data science, and software development over the past 10 years has taught me to think creatively and critically, positioning me as someone able to direct projects towards tangible and strategic objectives.

Teaching & Mentoring

My teaching, mentoring, and business experience enables me to convey the technical aspects of my work to audiences of any level of expertise.


Publishing has allowed me a unique opportunity to network and discuss my work with other scientists. I hope that these papers will help others further their science and welcome any opportunities to collaborate.