Michael Tuchband is a physics PhD student working under the guidance of Dr. Noel Clark in the Soft Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. He obtained his B.Sc. in physics at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and his MS in physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. For the final portion of his PhD work, Michael is investigating the twist-bend liquid crystal phase and other liquid crystal systems using resonant x-ray scattering techniques at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, CA. For a list of publications please see Michael’s LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/michael-tuchband.