This design (right) represents the first two years of my research career. The nanofibers I was able to create (above) helped me to win the Goldwater Scholarship. Electrospinning works by passing a polymer solution through a charged nozzle. The electrical forces stretch the jet into a nanofiber, which can then be collected and used. The video above shows the initial formation of the nanofiber jet at the tip of the nozzle.