Andy obtained his PhD in chemistry in 2017 at Colorado State University under the advisement of Professor James Neilson, where he investigated low temperature solid state reaction pathways that influence the formation of materials with interesting physical and electronic properties. At Caltech, Andy worked with Professor Kim See in the department of chemistry to develop new materials that will promote next-generation battery technologies beyond lithium. Specifically, he's interested in the design and preparation of solid state divalent ion conductors, which would enable solid-state magnesium ion batteries. Outside of the lab he's passionate about trail running and exploring in the mountains, and hopes to contribute to the sustainable energy infrastructure required to preserve such natural resources for future generations.
Andy is currently a research scientist at Albemarle Corporation