2019 Graduate Fellows

Jaime Rodriguez

My research focuses on developing new organic based active materials for grid-scale energy storage in redox-flow batteries. Utilizing organic materials instead of conventional inorganic metal-ion redox couples pose several advantages in terms of cost and tuning of specific redox properties. In the future I will also be applying in-situ neutron scattering to correlate structural changes in the membrane with battery performance.

Advisor: Lilo Pozzo – Chemical Engineering

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