Max A. Saccone
Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Max is a graduate student in chemical engineering working with Professor Julia Greer. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with an AB and BE in engineering sciences and a chemistry minor. At Dartmouth, he wrote an honors thesis on sulfur speciation in Na-S batteries with Professor Weiyang Li. Max's research at Caltech focuses on understanding mechanical degradation mechanisms in Li-S batteries via nanomechanical experiments and developing additive manufacturing techniques to enable the design of robust 3D-architected battery active materials. This research aims to improve cyclability in low cost and earth abundant Li-S battery materials, which have enormous potential for grid storage and transportation applications. Max is an avid rock climber and trail runner, and finds meaning in environmental stewardship in many forms, from trail maintenance to sustainability-focused research.
RSI Research: Understanding and Mitigating Mechanical Degradation in Li-S Batteries
Faculty Adviser: Julia R. Greer