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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


Marjanul Manjum

Postoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Integrated Design and Engineering, Keio University, Japan, 2020

M.S., Physical Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2017

Interests and Activities:

  • Electrodeposition of active material in aqueous and non-aqueous (ionic liquids) media

  • Energy storage in Li-ion and Li-S batteries

  • Cooking, travelling, and watching movies


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

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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

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Noor Ul Hassan

Ph.D. Student

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

B.S. 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


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


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

  • Personal Interests: Hiking, skateboarding, coffee

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Yingdan Cui

Visiting Scholar 

Ph.D. Student, Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. and Technol.

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2019

B.S. Chemistry, Nankai University, 2016

B.S. Chemical Engineering Nankai University, 2016 

Interests and Activities:

  • Development of advanced catalysts for fuel cells

  • Fuel cell performance improvement at the system level

  • Personal Interests: Travelling, movies, skiing


Professor William E. Mustain

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