Last updated September 26, 2019

Education

Stanford University (September 2014–September 2019)

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Advisor: Prof. William Chueh

Support: NSF GRFP & Thomas V. Jones Stanford Graduate Fellowships

University of Delaware (August 2010–May 2014)

BChE, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

GPA: 3.95/4.00; Honors Program; Minor in Nanoscale Materials

Senior Thesis: “Thermoelectric Power Generation in Dynamic Temperature Environments”

Technical Experience

Sr Battery Data Analyst, Tesla Inc

Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford University (Chueh Lab)

  • Lead experimental side of a multi-disciplinary team developing methods for autonomous optimization of battery fast-charging policies
  • Developed a new method of electrochemical analysis to measure solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI) growth during galvanostatic cycling
  • Designed the Chueh lab’s “Gen 2” battery fabrication and characterization facilities; expanded total battery testing channels from 24 to 160

Undergraduate Student Researcher, University of Delaware (Zide Lab)

Engineering Intern, DuPont Engineering Technologies

Journal Publications

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Presentations

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Selected Honors and Awards

Date Award
April 2019 Electrochemical Society Battery Division Student Research Award
April 2019 Materials Research Society Open Data Challenge, 1st place
April 2019 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award
April 2014 Alexander J. Taylor Outstanding Senior Man Finalist (University of Delaware)
April 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
March 2014 Stanford Graduate Fellowship
February 2014 Gates-Cambridge Scholarship Finalist
June 2013 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Scholarship
March 2013 NASA Space Grant Scholarship
March 2013 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
March 2010 University of Delaware Distinguished Scholarship - Full Tuition

Skills and Certifications

Scientific computing: Python, MATLAB

Materials characterization: SEM, TEM, XRD, XPS, Auger, Raman, X-ray CT

Electrochemical characterization: Galvanostatic, sweep voltammetry, and impedance characterization of full cells and half cells with Bio-logic, Arbin, and Maccor potentiostats

Shop experience: Milling, lathing, welding, torching, casting

Engineer-in-Training certification (obtained by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam)

Professional service

Lab manager: Chueh group (January 2018–December 2018)

Reviewer: Journal of the Electrochemical Society

Mentor: Four undergraduate & masters students; EDGE mentor