CEI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow Rebecca Vincent is co-advised by CEI director and chemical engineering professor Dan Schwartz and chemical engineering professor Lilo Pozzo as she develops non-destructive Li-ion battery diagnostics for evaluation of the health of electric vehicles and grid storage systems. She also collaborates with CEI Affiliate Faculty Dr. Jie Xiao, the leader of the Advanced Battery Fabrication facility at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and a major contributor to the US DOE Battery500 consortium.
Vincent earned her Ph.D. in Materials at the University of California-Santa Barbara as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Her work with UCSB professor Ram Seshadri as a member of the DOE EFRC for Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables (SCALAR) focused on new electrode materials for advanced Li-ion batteries. At UCSB, Vincent’s contributions to her department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee were recognized with a Bright Horizon Global Foundation Materials Department Service Award. She also fought to reinstate UCSB’s “Transportation Alternatives Program” to reduce carbon emissions from commuters, and participated in discussions with the Goleta City Council regarding the development of the San Jose Creek bike path.