Grant Blankenbeckler is an undergraduate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department of North Carolina State University. His concentration is in biomaterials with a minor in Business Administration. Grant is working with both STEPS and the Yingling Research Group under convergence informatics. He is working to use Materials Informatics techniques to discover materials for phosphorus recovery. He previously worked in research groups focused on Aptamer based anticoagulants and utilizing Materials Informatics on environmental barrier coatings in corrosive engine environments.