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Recent Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar Fellowship

  • Electrochemical Society Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award

  • CQIA Platinum Innovation Prize (Shared with R. Maric, C.B. Carter and J. Roller)

  • DOE Early Career Award

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Young Alumni Award

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Golareh Jalilvand

Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2020

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2012

Interests and Activities:

  • Flexible and wearable energy conversion and storage

  • Thin films for electronics, and energy applications.

  • Nanomaterials and nano-scale characterization methods

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Order of Pegasus Award nominee, College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF, c/o '20

  • Exemplary Presentation Award, UCF-GRF, 2019

  • Robert Blewer Outstanding Student Paper, 2017

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Horie Adabi

Ph.D. Student

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran 2016

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, 2013

Interests and Activities:

  • Understanding the behavior of water in anion exchange membrane fuel cells.  

  • Using electrochemical techniques to capture and utilize carbon dioxide

  • Hiking, volunteer work for the environment, reading

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Ph.D. Student

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2016

Interests and activities:

  • Zn corrosion and gassing in alkaline batteries

  • New ionic liquids for lithium-based batteries

  • Playing soccer, watching movie and traveling

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Hanna Soucie

Ph.D. Student

B.S., Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017

Interests and Activities:

  • Sustainable reaction pathways for electrochemcial synthesis of chemicals and fuels

  • Decentralized Industrial chemical production

  • Hiking, running, rowing, playing cello


Saheed Lateef

Ph.D. Student

  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2017. 

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, 2013.

Interests and activities:

  • Improving the energy density of Li-ion Batteries

  • Rational design of materials and materials degradation

  • Hobbies: Soccer, Watching Movies


Jasmine Bohannon

Ph.D. Student

B.S., Chemistry, Columbus State University, 2020

Interests and Activities:

  • Electrochemical synthesis and the conversion of natural gas

  • Understanding how electrocatalytic activity is linked to the properties of transition metals

  • Personal interests: hiking, eating seafood, and making wigs


Ph.D. Student

B.S, Chemical Engineering, Tianjin Polytechnic University, 2014

MS, Chemical Engineering,  Israel Institute of Technology-Technion, 2017

Interests and activities:

  • Applications of anion exchange membranes in electrochemical devices

  • Management of water within electrode structures in electrochemical devices

  • Personal Interests: Reading, cooking, astrology, diving

Brian Lenhart

Ph.D. Student

B.S, Molecular Biology, Indian River State College, 2015

Interests and activities:

  • Enabling on-chip battery/biosensor co-development through the development of body fluid-derived electrolytes and biocompatible materials.  

  • Battery engineering principles and applications of analytical chemistry and techniques

  • Co-advised with Prof. Chang Liu

  • Personal Interests: Hiking, skateboarding, coffee

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Noor Ul Hassan

Ph.D. Student

M.Sc. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Istanbul Sehir University Turkey, 2015

B.Sc. Mechatronics & Control Engineering, UET Lahore Pakistan, 2006

Interests and Activities:

  • Advanced Catalysts for Hydrogen/Oxygen reactions in Fuel Cells

  • Exploring Fuel Cell electrochemical reactions through modelling and experimentation

  • Personal interests: Swimming, Travelling and Cricket

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Professor William E. Mustain

Department of Chemical Engineering
Swearingen Engineering Center
University of South Carolina
301 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208