I am a fifth-year PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. My research focuses on making lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster. Prior to Stanford, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemical engineering.
One of the many things I’ve learned in grad school so far is that I like science, but I love engineering - specifically, building systems that save people time. I’m especially interested in accelerating scientific progress through automation. While my background is in the physical sciences, I’m developing skills in data science and software engineering to create platforms for autonomous scientific research.
This website serves as a collection of software projects, data science explorations, electrochemistry tutorials, and musings about batteries. I create stuff mostly for myself - putting it online keeps me honest. Since you’re here, I hope my content informs or amuses you. Feel free to reach out!
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Which Peter Attia are you?
Seeing how my website barely cracks the top 10 pages of a Google search for ‘Peter Attia’, the Peter Attias of this world are doing quite well! The good news is I’m in good company; the bad news is it can be difficult to find me via online (hence the ‘m’ in petermattia.com).
In particular, two identically-named gentlemen have a much larger web presence than I. I’m not Peter Attia, M.D., although we both went to Stanford after studying engineering as an undergraduate (although that’s about where the similarities end). I’m also not the Peter Attia of cucumbernebula.com, who works on search engine optimization. I don’t envy him - Peter Attia, M.D. is steep competition on Google!