Sebastian is a graduate student in chemistry working in Prof. Thomas Miller's group. He received a BS in chemistry/biochemistry and a minor in physics from UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). As an undergraduate, he developed his passion for theoretical chemistry under the tutelage of Prof. Bernie Kirtman at UCSB and Prof. Henry Schaefer at the University of Georgia. At Caltech, he applies and develops theoretical methods to computationally guide the better design of liquid electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. His research aims to address the growing need for safer and higher performing batteries so they may be used in high energy content applications, such as electric vehicles.
RSI Research: Quantum Embedding Methods for the Better Design of Liquid Electrolytes in Lithium-ion Batteries