Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (since 2012)
Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2010-2012)
My research is focused on discovery and design of new materials for energy applications using high-throughput experimental (combinatorial) research methods.
The first direction is focused on discovery and understanding of new inorganic materials that have not been synthesized or measured in the past. This research is presently funded by the The Office of Science of DOE, within Early Career Award "Kinetic Synthesis of Metastable Nitrides" (Materials Chemistry Program), building off of previous funding within "Center for Next Generation of Materials by Design" Energy Frontier Research Center.
The goal of the second direction is to develop new materials for advanced energy technologies, such as photovoltaics, Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, power electronics, hydrogen production by water splitting, structural material, piezoelectrics etc. The research is funded by the The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of DOE.
My background is in experimental Physics, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. As a graduate student, I studied BaCuChF p-type transparent conductors. My graduate adviser was Janet Tate. I also did theoretical calculations with Guenter Schneider. In addition, I did a 2-month fellowship at TU Darmstadt (Germany) with Prof. Andreas Klein. My postdoctoral adviser was David S. Ginley who is the leader of the Process Development and Advanced Concepts group at NREL. I was also working very closely with the Solid State Theory group at NREL.
I am an organizer of The 21st International Conference on Ternary and Multinary Compounds, The 11th International Workshop on Combinatorial Materials Science and Technology, and several MRS research symposia