The Group

Ph.D. Students (7)

Adam Cohn, 2013 – present
B.S. Physics and Environmental Studies, Tufts University
NSF Graduate Fellow, 2015 – 2018

Research Interests: Integrated solar-storage systems, metal anodes for Na batteries, metal ion cointercalation.

 

Keith Share, 2013 – present
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tufts University
NSF Graduate Fellow, 2015 – 2018

Research Interests: Atomic layer deposition of nanomaterials, novel and high performance potassium ion battery anodes and cathodes.

 

Mengya Li, 2014 – present
B.S. Materials Physics, Nanjing University

Research Interests: Carbon nanomaterials for diverse energy storage applications, including metal-sulfur batteries and metal anode frameworks.

 

Nitin Muralidharan, 2014 – present
M.S. Materials Science, University of Cincinnati
B.Tech. Anna University, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Strain engineered energy storage, in-situ mechanics of energy materials, electrochemical strain harvesting, grid storage solutions.

 

Anna Sandberg, 2014 – present
B.S. Chemistry, Lee University
NSF Graduate Fellow, 2015 – 2018

Research Interests: Sustainable energy storage solutions, catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to produce functional nanomaterials.

 

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Kathleen (Kate) Moyer, 2016- present
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Electrochemical synthesis of nanomaterials, multifunctional batteries, high power batteries, battery manufacturing

 

 

Janna

Janna Eaves, 2018- present
B.S. Materials Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: Magnesium batteries, Multifunctional Batteries

 

 

 

 

Group Alumni:

Dr. Landon Oakes, 2012 – 2016
Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering)
Current Job: Research Scientist at PPG Industries
Lab Expertise: Electrophoretic manufacturing, metal ion batteries, supercapacitors, strain engineering.

Dr. Andrew Westover, 2012 – 2016
Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering)
Current Job: Postdoctoral Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(Finalist for ORNL Director’s fellowship)
Lab Expertise: Multifunctional and integrated energy storage, thin film mechanics, water desalination.

Dr. Rachel Carter
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
Current Job: National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Naval Research Laboratory
Lab Expertise: Lithium-sulfur and sodium-sulfur batteries, silicon processing, in-situ spectroscopy methods.  

Deanna

Deanna Schauben
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering)
Lab Expertise: In-situ tests of stress-electrochemical coupling in materials, corrosion.


Dr. Shahana Chatterjee
, 2012- 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow in Pint Lab
Current Position: Research Scientist at GE Global Research
Lab Expertise: Porous silicon fabrication and energy storage applications.

Undergraduate Researchers (Past and Present)

Katie Hornbeck – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering), Fall, 2016
Siyuan (Dominic) Jiang – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) Fall 2016
Jered Dominguez-Trujillo – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) Fall 2016
Thomas Metke – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering), 2014 –
Haotian Sun – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2015
Trevor Hanken – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2013-
Jonathan Tari – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2016
Nicholas Galioto – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2016
Eric Speer – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2016
Dennis Ejorh – TN-SCORE REU student, summer 2015
Jeremiah Afolabi – Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) 2015
John (Jack) Lewis – NSF VINSE REU student, summer 2015
Zarif Gani – Vanderbilt University Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Supriyadi Tasim – Vanderbilt University Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Dzul Zulkifli – Vanderbilt University Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Grant Hebrank – Vanderbilt Class of 2015 (Electrical Engineering), Fall 2014
Colleen Kerr – Vanderbilt Class of 2015 (Electrical Engineering), Fall 2014
Babatunde Bello – Vanderbilt Class of 2017 (Mechanical Engineering), Summer 2014
Daniel Freudiger – Vanderbilt Class of 2014 (Mechanical Engineering),  2013 – 2014
William Yates – Vanderbilt Class of 2014 (Mechanical Engineering), 2012 – 2013
Abdul Fahim Fauzi – Vanderbilt Class of 2014 (Mechanical Engineering), 2012 – 2013
Farhan Nur Shabab – Vanderbilt Class of 2015 (Mechanical Engineering), 2013 – 2014
Shivaprem Bernath – Vanderbilt Class of 2015 (Mechanical Engineering), summer 2013
John Wenpu Tian – Vanderbilt Class of 2015 (Mechanical Engineering), 2013 – 2014
Jeffrey Holzgrafe – NSF REU student, Olin College (currently student intern at Harvard
University), summer 2013
Jon Paul Elizondo – NSF REU student, Texas A&M University, summer 2013
Ashton Davis – TN-SCORE NSF REU student, Lemoyne-Owen College, summer 2014

High School student alumni

Rob Edwards – Vanderbilt SSMV, 2013-2014
Thomas Metke – Vanderbilt SSMV, 2013-2014 (currently Vanderbilt mechanical engineering student, Intel talent search semifinalist)
Evan Gordon – Vanderbilt SSMV 2014