Kelsey Hatzell wins Sloan Research Fellowship award
Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers.
“To receive a Sloan Research Fellowship is to be told by your fellow scientists that you stand out among your peers,” said foundation president Adam F. Falk in an announcement. “A Sloan Research Fellow is someone whose drive, creativity and insight makes them a researcher to watch.”She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Winners receive a two-year, $75,000 fellowship, which can be used to advance their research.
Hatzell’s research group focuses on understanding materials systems at far-from-equilibrium states. She is particularly interested in electrified and electrochemical interfaces, and colloidal materials for coating applications. In addition, Hatzell’s group focuses broadly on electrochemical systems and how interfacial phenomena can be tailored for advanced energy storage, conversion, and separations applications. She currently examines transport in solid electrolytes for advanced all solid-state lithium metal batteries.