PhD defenses and Newcomers

Jangwoo Kim and Zhenia (Yevgen) Zhmayev successfully defended their PhD thesis in November and January. Jangwoo joined IBM develop next generation battery materials, and Zhenia started working in BASF in Germany as a senior research engineer.

Christopher Klaassen, 1st PhD student in the department joined the group. Chris graduated from Texas Tech University, and will work on controlling assembly of catalysts and graphene in Li-Air Battery Cathodes. Dr. Jin Hong Lee from KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) also joined the group as a postdoc. Jin Hong earned his PhD degree on ionogel electrolyte materials for Li-ion batteries from Seoul National University, and will be working on the development of high rate, high capacity Li-Sulfur batteries.