Current Members

 

Principal Investigator

Neil Dasgupta

Associate Professor, Miller Faculty Scholar
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC),
“Mechano-Chemical Understanding of Solid Ion Conductors (MUSIC)”

Neil Dasgupta completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 2011 with Prof. Fritz Prinz. Prior to joining UM in 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Peidong Yang. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, the AVS Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, a Scialog Fellowship in Advanced Energy Storage, the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and a U. S. Department of Energy EERE Postdoctoral Research Award (SunShot Fellowship).

Senior Research Fellows

Manoj Jangid

Education: Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2019)

B. Tech & M. Tech in Nanotechnology, University of Rajasthan (2012)

Research Focus: Energy storage, Solid-state batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Postdoctoral Fellows

Younggyu Kim

Education: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2022)

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University (2017)

Research Focus: Solid-state Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Si Young Lee

Education: Ph.D. in Energy Engineering, KIST School, Korea University of Science and Technology (2021)

B.S. in Chemistry, Kyung-Hee University (2015)

Research Focus: Electrocatalysts, CO2 reduction, in situ/operando analysis (XAS/Raman)

Contact: [email protected]

Md Aslam Uddin

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Kentucky (2020)

M.S. in Physical Chemistry, University of Dhaka (2012)

Research Focus: Photovoltaics and CO2 conversion

Contact: [email protected]

Ph.D. Students

Daniel Penley (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2019)

Research Focus: Nanomanufacturing, Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition

Contact: [email protected]

Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz

Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (2019)

Research Focus: Anti-Fouling Coatings, Nanomanufacturing

Contact: [email protected]

Daniel Liao

Daniel Liao (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2020)

Research Focus: Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

clare Lanaghan

Clare Lanaghan (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (2020)

B.S. in Physics, Beloit College (2018)

Research Focus: Solar energy

Contact: [email protected]

Oluka Okia

Oluka Okia (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (2021)

Research Focus: Photovoltaics, Nanomanufacturing

Contact: [email protected]

Victor Vogt (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University (2022)

Research Focus: Solar Thermal, Atomic Layer Deposition

Contact: [email protected]

Micah Thorpe (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2022)

Research Focus: Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Daniel Delgado (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Physics, California Institute of Technology (2021)

Research Focus: Photocatalysis, Solar Energy

Contact: [email protected]

Mengyao Zhang

Mengyao Zhang (ME)

Education: B.S. in Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2021)

Research Focus: Solid Mechanics

Contact: [email protected]

Hannah Faustyn (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2023)

Research Focus: Sustainable Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Alexis Luglio (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Chemistry, The College of New Jersey (2023)

Research Focus: Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Eric Roman (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2023)

Research Focus: Solid State Batteries, Mechanics

Contact: [email protected]

Davy Zeng (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University (2023)

Research Focus: Solid-state Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Master’s Students

Elizabeth Healy

Elizabeth Healy (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brown University (2021)

Research Focus: Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

Tarsh Manohar (ME)

Education: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India (2023)

Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition

Contact: [email protected]

Vaishnav Madhava Das (ME)

Education: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, India (2023)

Research Focus: Photovoltaics, Manufacturing processes

Contact: [email protected]

Muzamil Mulla (ME)

Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, India (2023)

Research Focus: Batteries

Contact: [email protected]

 

Undergraduate Students

Albert Wang (ME)

Research Focus: Manufacturing Automation

Anna Poirier (ME)

Research Focus: Batteries