Last updated December 5, 2021

Education

Stanford University (September 2014–September 2019)

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering

Advisor: Prof. William Chueh

Thesis: Degradation of carbon negative electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

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

University of Delaware (August 2010–May 2014)

BChE, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Thesis: Thermoelectric power generation in dynamic temperature environments

Technical Experience

Sr Battery Data Analyst, Tesla Inc (September 2019–Present)

Graduate Student Researcher, Chueh Lab, Stanford University (September 2014–September 2019)

  • Lead experimental side of a multi-disciplinary team developing methods for autonomous optimization of battery fast-charging policies; work published in Nature and Nature Energy and covered by WIRED and the WSJ
  • 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, Zide Lab, University of Delaware (August 2010–May 2014)

Engineering Intern, DuPont Engineering Technologies (June 2013–August 2013)

Journal Publications

See my publications here

Presentations

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Selected Honors and Awards

Date Award
December 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy, 2022
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
March 2013 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
March 2010 University of Delaware Distinguished Scholarship - Full Tuition

Professional service

Board member: SciFro

Reviewer: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Joule

Mentor: Four undergraduate & masters students; EDGE mentor

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