Paul is a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern. Advised by Prof. Giles Novak, he works on astronomical instrumentation for the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope – The Next Generation (BLAST-TNG). BLAST-TNG is a NASA and NSF funded telescope built to study star formation and measure foregrounds for cosmology. By measuring the polarization of light coming from dust in the Galaxy, it will be able to constrain the role of magnetic fields in star and planet formation and also characterize the polarization foregrounds for studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Paul also studies the role of magnetic fields in star formation with polarization data from other telescopes, such as ALMA.