Madison Weaver

Administrative Assistant Supervisor
mweav@uw.edu | 206.221.5074

Owen Freed

Communications Assistant
ofreed1@uw.edu | 206-221-6249

Rachel Talney

Fiscal Specialist
rtalney@uw.edu | 206-685-4619

Ling Zhang

My research centers on the application of generative models in the context of renewable energy systems. By developing generative models, we can account for uncertainty without explicitly modeling probability.
Advisor: Daniel Kirschen — Electrical & Computer Engineering

Muammer Yaman

My research involves the synthesis of hierarchical inorganic materials by designing programmable macromolecular building blocks like proteins, polymers.
Advisor: David Ginger — Chemistry

Liwen Xing

The goal of my research is to develop a more environmentally friendly method to synthesize high-performance D-A conjugated polymers (high MWs and zero homo-coupling defect).
Advisor: Christine Luscombe — Molecular Engineering

Liam Wrigley

My research will focus on designing new photocatalytic molecules for the purposes of clean energy generation.
Advisor: Cody Schlenker – Chemistry

Caitlyn Wolf

Using molecular dynamics simulations of P3HT, we will train a machine learning model to predict neutron scattering profiles from force fields (FFs).
Advisor: Lilo Pozzo – Chemical Engineering

Sarah West

My current research aims to address fundamental challenges in non-fullerene acceptor-based (NFAs) organic photovoltaics by the design and synthesis of a new class of NFA materials based on bis(naphthalene imide)arylenelidenes (BNIAs).
Advisor: Samson Jenekhe – Chemical Engineering

Kendahl Walz

My work will pave the way for scalable phosphorene device fabrication while preserving the inherent electronic properties of the nanosheet.
Advisor: Alexandra Velian – Chemistry

Duyen Tran

My research will address these challenges by (1) investigating ternary blends composed of a new class of NFAs synthesized in our lab and (2) developing tandem OPV devices with enhanced efficiency and Voc.
Advisor: Samson A. Jenekhe – Chemical Engineering

Daniel Tabas

My research aims to develop a robust control framework for improving transient stability margins in low-inertia grids, in order to safely accommodate more renewable energy.
Advisor: Baosen Zhang — Electrical & Computer Engineering

Amy Stegmann

My research will be using in situ microscopy methods to model growth and hierarchical assembly of hybrid organic / inorganic structures.
Advisor: James De Yoreo – Molecular Engineering

Lane Smith

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My research will focus on optimizing distributed energy resource (DER) utilization to ensure that maximum value is realized.
Advisor: Daniel Kirschen — Electrical & Computer Engineering

Abhi Saxena

The study of light matter interaction lies at the heart of our quest to find clean energy alternatives ranging from solar energy capture and use, and better energy storage means, to finding energy efficient optoelectronic technologies.
Advisor: Arka Majumdar — Electrical & Computer Engineering

Justin Pothoof

Understanding the mechanism and role of ion migration in 2D perovskite will allow scientists to fabricate record-setting solar cells and LEDs.
Advisor: David Ginger – Chemistry

Nayon Park

My research focuses on understanding the role of surface modification on the electronic structure and the photoluminescence (PL) properties of indium phosphide quantum dots (QDs).
Advisor: Brandi Cossairt – Chemistry

Courtney Otani

I plan on researching the mixing of supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) with organic solvents in the context of continuous flow metal organic framework (MOF) synthesis.
Advisor: Igor Novosselov – Mechanical Engineering

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