Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080
ChemE Research Areas:
2020 Best In-situ and Operando Characterization Presentation Award, MRS
2016 Excellence in Renewable & Clean Energy Research Award, UT Energy Institute
2016 Nano Portfolio Presentation Award, University of Texas at Austin
The Mefford group works at the intersection of engineering, chemistry, and materials to understand and control electron and ion transfer at electrified interfaces. With an emphasis on utilizing the increasingly low-cost of electrons generated from renewables, we develop novel redox-active polymers and inorganic electrode materials for applications in electrochemical energy conversion, storage, and chemical separations. Understanding of the non-equilibrium properties of electrochemical systems and reaction mechanisms across time and length scales is aided by a focus on device development, operando spectroscopy, microscopy, and scattering techniques, and computational methods.
BS: Chemistry, Stanford University, (2012)
PhD: Chemistry, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)