2014 Graduate Fellows

Ian Braly

Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: hybrid perovskite ink compositions and optoelectronic quality

Andrew Collord

Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: low-cost high efficiency photovoltaics

Megan Duda

Graduate Student, Chemistry

CEI-related research interest: novel photovoltaic materials

Dane deQuilettes

Graduate Student, Chemistry

CEI-related research interest: cheap, efficient organic/inorganic perovskite materials

Yury Dvorkin

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: Introducing Energy Storage’s Electrochemistry to Power System Dispatch Applications

Ahmad Eshghinejad

Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: improving lithium ion batteries through smarter electrode designs

Zaiyao Fei

Graduate Student, Physics

CEI-related research interest: visually monitoring the motion of lithium ions inside electrodes.

Durmus Karatay

Graduate Student, Chemistry

CEI-related research interest: Improving solar cell performance

Trevor Martin

Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering

CEI-related research interest: cheap, environmentally friendly solar cells using reclaimed waste materials

Devon Mortensen

Graduate Student, Physics

CEI-related research interest: Understanding electrical energy storage materials using x-ray spectroscopy

Ahlmahz Negash

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: optimally structured retail rates to enable consumer choice and incentivize demand response

Mike Pegis

Graduate Student, Chemistry

CEI-related research interest: efficient energy storage and delivery

Jeremy Popp

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: Microchip technology for solar energy harvesting efficiency

Mushfiqur Sarker

Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering

CEI-related research interest: optimization framework for photovoltaic and battery technologies

Alina Schimpf

Graduate Student, Chemistry

CEI-related research interest: semiconductor nanocrystals

Melicent Stossel

Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

CEI-related research interests: thin film lithium ion batteries

Evan Uchaker

Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering

Battery chemistries for large scale energy storage

Spencer Williams

Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering

CEI-related research interests: Perovskite Hybrid Photovoltaic Devices

Sanfeng Wu

Graduate Student, Physics

CEI-related research interests: optimizing semiconductors for efficient solar energy collection

David Zeigler

Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering

CEI-related research interests: Supercapacitor energy storage

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.