Kai's Headshot Figure showing three-level Λ-system used in some quantum memory implementations Figure showing an SEM image of a nanofabricated SiN waveguide Kai Shinbrough

PhD Student

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign


I enjoy woodworking in my free time—below are pictures of a small subset of my projects.

A set of trivets with an "HH" brand (standing for "Harvest House"). Ambrosia Maple and Walnut finished with mineral oil:

An array of hotpads with an HH brand Close up on one hotpad with an HH brand, showing features of Ambrosia Maple and Walnut

An inbox and outbox, with finger-joined corners. I don't remember what wood I used or where it came from, but by the looks of it, it must just be Pine:

Work in progress picture of in/outboxes In/Outboxes in their natural habitat—my desk, strewn with papers

A Mondrian-esque inlaid wood keychain. Cherry, Birdseye Maple, and Pine:

Finished keychain Keychain in progress

A mug rack, complete with mugs. Oak:

A mug rack I built

Two-tiered triangular side-table. Again I can't be sure, but I believe this is Pine and Oak. Never mind the cat hair on the ground:

A picture of the side table in question

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