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Solid State Ionics and Electroceramics Research Group

Former Members

PhD Graduates

Chih-Kai Yang
PhD September 2014
 
Rob Usiskin
PhD September 2014
 
Chirranjeevi Balaji Gopal
PhD September 2014
Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford University - begins October 2014
Dr. Chatr Panithipongwut
PhD June 2013
 
Dr. Taesik Oh
PhD October 2012

Postdoctoral scholar, University of Pennsylvania

 

Dr. Ayako Ikeda
PhD September 2012
aikeda@caltech.edu
Postdoctoral scholar, Haile group

 

Dr. Mary Louie
PhD June 2011
marywcl@gmail.com
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley
Dr. Evan Brown
PhD June 2011
ebrownage@gmail.com
Exponent
Dr. William Chueh
PhD October 2010
Stanford University
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Dr. Kenji Sasaki
PhD June 2010

unknown

Dr. Andrew (Drew) May
PhD June 2010

with J. Snyder

Oak Ridge National Labs
Dr. Mikhail Kislitsyn
PhD June 2009
Exponent
Dr. Peter Babilo
PhD June 2007
Materials & Process Engineer
Boeing Satellite Group
El Segundo, CA
Dr. Lisa A. Cowan
PhD June 2007

Senior Physics Engineer
Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
El Segundo, CA

Dr. Wei Lai
Post-doctoral Scholar
Jan - Oct 2007

PhD Dec 2006

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Dr. Stacey Boland
PhD June 2005
Jet Propulsion Laboratories
Earth Mission Concepts Group
La Canada, CA

Dr. Jian Wu
PhD June 2005

Solar start-up
Bay Area

Dr. Dane Boysen
PhD Jun 2004
Staff Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Calum Chisholm
PhD Mar 2003
SAFCell

MS Graduates

Ben Slone
MS June 2014
unknown
Carolyn Richmonds
MS June 2013
unknown
Danien Scipio
MS June 2011
unknown

 

Eugene Mahmoud
Eng. June 2010
with D. Goodwin
unknown

Justin Ho
MS 2005
unknown, Bay Area
Jennifer Mederos
MS Sept 2004
BP Labs

Martin Smith-Martinez
MS Sept 2002
unknown

 

Senior Visitors and Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Hari Prasad Dasari
Postdoctoral Scholar

Assistant Professor
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) - Surathkal, India

Prof. Nageh Allam
Visiting Associate, Summer 2013

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
American University of Egypt Cairo

Dr. Jaemin Kim
Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoc at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. WooChul Jung
Postdoctoral Scholar

Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Dr. Philip Gleckman
Visiting Associate, 2009-2010

Solar-thermal electricity and fuel generation
Areva

Prof. Yuji Okuyama
Visiting Associate, Fall 2010
Prof. Mechanical Engineering
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Prof. Linda Nazar
Moore Scholar, Spring 2010
Prof. Chemistry
Univ. of Waterloo
Prof. Aldo Steinfeld
Visiting Associate, Fall 2009
Prof. Mechanical Engineering
ETH Zurich
Dr. Marion Martin
Postdoctoral Scholar
chemical reaction pathways, spectroscopy
Dr. Ali Saramat
Postdoctoral Scholar
phase transitions in solid acid compounds
Dr. Joon-Hyung Lee
Visiting Associate
proton conducting oxides
Dr. HongKee Shin
Visiting Associate
South Korea
Prof. Hirokazu Tatsuoka
Visiting Associate
Fall 2007
Japan
Dr. Jianhua Tong
Postdoctoral Scholar
2006-2008
Res. Assistant Professor
Colorado School of Mines
Prof. Zongping Shao
Postdoctoral Scholar
2002 - June 2005
Assistant Professor
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Nanjing University of Technology
PRC
Dr. Camille Haavik
Postdoctoral Scholar
Norway
Dr. Chan Kwank
Postdoctoral Scholar
Samsung Corporate R & D Center
Energy Lab
South Korea
Dr. Mary Thundathil
Postdoctoral Scholar

Madison, WI
Prof. Tetsuya Uda
Postdoctoral Scholar
tetsuya-uda@mtl.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
Dr. Alexander Papandrew
Visiting Associate
solid acid fuel cells; Past: vibrational entropy; mossbauer spectroscopy
participant: Superprotonic, Inc.
Prof. Wein-Duo Yang
Visiting Associate
1999 - 2001
Assistant Professor
Taiwan
  Dr. Suresh Pillai
Postdoctoral Scholar
1998 - 2000
Senior Scientists
Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology (CREST)
Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Liping Li
Postdoctoral Scholar
1998 - 2000
Assistant Professor
PRC
Dr. Kwan Hyun Ryu
Postdoctoral Scholar
1997 - 1999
South Korea

 

Graduate Student Visitors

Chi Chen [G]
Visiting Student Researcher
S
pring 2015

Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology

Philipp Simons [G]
Visiting Student Researcher
Winter and spring 2014-15

Energy Science and Technology
ETH Zurich

Adriana Queiroz [G]
Visiting Student Researcher
Summer and fall 2014

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Camille Miazza [G]
Visiting Student Researcher
Spring and summer 2014

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Phillip Donaubauer [G]
Visiting Student Researcher
Spring and summer 2014

Technische Universität München, Germany

Basamat Shaheen [G]
Visiting Student
Summer 2013

American University in Cairo, Egypt

Guttorm Syvertsen [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2010

Univ. of Science & Technology, Norway
Fabrication of porous BSCF

Julien Dereux [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2010

Ecole de Mines, Paris
Electrochemical activity of porous, thin-film ceria

Francisco Barrosco [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2009

Ecole de Mines, Paris
Electrochemical activity of thin-film BSCF

Verena Klass [G]
Visiting Student
2008

ETH Zurich
proton conducting oxides
Seifallah Hassine [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2007
Ecole de Mines, Paris
Computational studies of ceria electrochemistry
Eduardo Souza [G]
Visiting Student
Summer - Fall 2007
Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of nanostructured ceria
Ramyn Benhenda [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2006
Ecole de Mines, Paris
Spectroscopy and Diffraction studies of BSCF
Shu-Juan Fu [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2006
Taiwan
Agathe Jarry [G]
Visiting Student
Fall 2005
Ecole de Mines, Paris
proton conducting oxides

 

Undergraduates

Sheila Handler
Caltech, Chemistry
Summer 2014

Chemical synthesis of oxide ceramics as candidate materials for solar-driven thermochemical fuel production (with Mike Ignatowich)

Vy-Luan Huynh
Caltech, Computer Science
Summer 2014

Automation of data analysis for thermochemical fuel production (with Mike Ignatowich)

Cheol-Woo (Peter) Park
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
Summer 2014

Graphical user interface development for thermochemical cycling efficiency calculator (with Mike Ignatowich)

Jin-Ho Park
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Chemistry
Summer 2014

Study of carbon based composite electrodes for solid acid fuel cells (with Vanessa Evoen)

Netgie Laguerre
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
Summer 2014

Sputtered nanoparticle metals as catalysts for fuel electrooxidation on ceria-based anodes (with Anu Khan)

Parul Pubbi
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
Summer 2014

Chemical synthesis of oxide ceramics as candidate cathodes in solid oxide fuel cells (with Chris Kucharczyk)

Patrick Nikong
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
Summer 2013

Caltech

Katharina Welter
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Spring/Summer 2013

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Arun Asundi
Caltech,
Chemical Engineering
Summer 2013

Caltech

Kurtis Carsch
Caltech, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Summer 2013

Caltech

Iwnetim Abate
Minnesota St Univeristy,
Physics/Mechanical Engineering
Summers 2012, 2013

Minnesota State University

Yanwen You
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
Summer 2013
Caltech
Michael Forsuelo
U.C. Berkeley, Materials Science
Summer 2013
U.C. Berkeley
Elizabeth Hutton
U.C. Berkeley, Physics
Research Technician
Summer 2013
Kenyon College
Sylvia Sullivan
Caltech, Chem Eng
Academic year 2010-11
sylvia.c.sullivan@gmail.com
SOFC fabrication (Evan Brown)
Richard Wang
Caltech, Mech Eng
summers 2009 and 2010
cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (Rob Usiskin, Yong Hao)
Xiuyuan Li
Hong Kong Univ Sci Tech, Chemistry
Summer 2010
candidate electrode materials for solid acid fuel cells (Mary Louie)
Karthik Narsimhan
Caltech
Summer 2010
stability of solid acid electrolyte materials (Ayako Ikeda)
Yuriy Tokpanov
Moscow Inst of Phys, Physics
Summer 2010
tokpanov@phystech.edu
characterization of thin film ceria (TaeSik Oh)
Yifei Huang
Caltech, undeclared
Summer 2010
AAO templates for solid acid confinement (Jaemin Kim)
Juan Lucio-Vega
UCIrvine, Chem Eng
Summer 2010
mixed proton and hole conductors (Yoshi Yamazaki)
Bjorn Bjornsson
University of Iceland
Summer 2010
mixed proton and hole conductors (Yoshi Yamazaki)
Hyang Wan Do
Caltech, EE
Summer 2010
electrostatic spray synthesis of solid acid nanoparticles (Aron Varga)
Daniil Kitchaev
Caltech, Chem Eng
spring & summer 2010
dkitch@caltech.edu
new solid acid electrolytes (Ayako Ikeda)
Sarah Howell
Caltech, Chemistry
spring 2010
showell@caltech.edu
cathodes for solid acid fuel cells (Mary Louie)
Kyung-ha Lee
Caltech
spring & summer 2009
khlee54@caltech.edu
cathodes for fuel cells based on proton conducting oxides (Yoshi Yamazaki)
Aminy Ostfeld
Brown University, Chem Eng
summer 2009
aminy_ostfeld@brown.edu
cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (Yong Hao)
Brienne Johnson
Southern University, Chemistry
summer 2009
briennesjohnson@yahoo.com
cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (Yong Hao)
Stephanie Wuerth
Caltech, Chem Eng
summer 2009
swuerth@caltech.edu
nanostructured, macroporous electrodes for solid acid fuel cells (Aron Varga)
Nicholas Scianmarello
Caltech, Physics
summer 2009
irtwood@gmail.com
phase diagrams of selected solid acid systems (Chatr P...)
Richard Wang
Caltech, Electrical Eng
richardw@caltech.edu
cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells (Yong Hao)
Joy Sheng
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
joysheng@caltech.edu
oxide anodes (William Chueh)
Stephen Wilke
Caltech, Chemical Engineering
stephenw@caltech.edu
patterned anodes (Evan Brown)
Tewodros Mamo
University of Waterloo
Winter - Spring 2008
preparation of nanostructured electrodes for solid acid fuel cells (Mary Louie)
Raul Hernando Sanchez
Chihuahua, Mexico
proton conducting oxides
(Yoshi Yamazaki)
Courtney Chappell
Southern University, Baton Rouge
cocochap@aol.com
solid acid phase equilibria
(Ayako Ikeda)
Helen Telila
Mount Holyoke College
telil20h@mtholyoke.edu
nano-particle CsH2PO4
(Mary Louie)
Margaret Jones
Southern University, Baton Rouge
margaret_jones_05@yahoo.com
solid acid phase equilibria
(Ayako Ikeda)
Yezhou Shi
National University of Singapore
yezhou_shi@nus.edu.sg
porous composite anodes (Tae-Sik Oh)
Lauryn Baranowski
Harvey Mudd College
lbaranowski@hmc.edu
new solid acid compounds
(Eric Toberer)
Cidney Scanlon
Harvey Mudd College
Cidney_J_Scanlon@hmc.edu
thermoelectrics (Eric Toberer)
David Fong
Occidental College
dfong@oxy.edu
thermoelectrics (Eric Toberer)
Christopher Watson
Caltech
thermoelectrics
Christina Shu
Caltech
cshu1112@gmail.com
thermoelectrics
Benjamin Margolis
Harvey Mudd College
bmargolis@hmc.edu
thermoelectrics

 

High School Students and Others (just a sampling...)

Ryan George
Fallbrook High School
ragmanme@gmail.com
solid acid properties (Aron Varga)
Jay Shay
Texas Academy of Math & Sci
jayshahtx@gmail.com
solid acid synthesis (Chatr Panithipongwut)
Eran Moore Rea
South Dakota High School (EIA)
ermrea@gmail.com
CsHSO4-H2O phase diagram (Ayako Ikeda)
Christopher Lee
Harvard University
mechanical properties of solid acids

Gunjan Sukul
on leave April 2006

India

Fenton Harvey
Lab Manager, 2009-2011
ftharvey@caltech.edu

Local medical products company


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