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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


Surachet (Ray) Duanghathaipornsuk

Postoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Toledo, 2021

M.S., Polymer Science, Chulalongkorn University, 2015

B.S., Industrial Chemistry, Chiangmai University, 2013

Interests and Activities:

  • Improving performance and durability of the anion exchange membrane water electrolyzers

  • Electrocatalysis in alkaline anion-exchange membrane fuel cells

  • Hiking, running and exploring the outdoors


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

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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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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

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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


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

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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


Professor William E. Mustain

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