Alumni Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Michael graduated from Caltech with a PhD in chemical engineering. He obtained a BS in chemical engineering with a concentration on applied physical science and a minor in materials science from UC Berkeley. As an undergraduate, Michael engaged in computational research and simulation through projects at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, the MolSim group at Berkeley, as well Merck & Co. His interest in theoretical methods and energy were combined in his Caltech research, which was targeted towards developing computational methods for the design of enhanced electrolyte solvents in rechargeable batteries. His research aimed to mitigate many of the safety hazards and performance issues that prevent the use of secondary batteries in high energy content applications, such as electric vehicles or large-scale energy storage.
Michael recieved a 2016 Herbert Newby McCoy Award for outstanding chemistry graduate students for his thesis research, "Ion Transport in Polymer Electrolytes: Principles for Design".
Mike is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton
RSI Research: New Methods for the Understanding and Design of Polymer Electrolyte Systems for Improved Battery Technology