PEOPLE

WILLIAM MUSTAIN, PH.D.

Professor

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

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

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

EHSAN FAEGH

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

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

BENJAMIN NG

Ph.D. Student

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2017

B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2017

Interests and Activities:

  • Surface engineering of high capacity transition metal oxide anodes

  • Characterization of Solid-Electrolyte Interphase (SEI)

  • Developing stable nanostructured polymer electrolytes for Li-metal batteries

  • Personal interests: volunteer work (NPO, NGO, animal shelters), soccer, archery, hiking

YIWEI ZHENG

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

Lyzmarie Irizarry Colon

Ph.D. Student

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, 2014

Interests and Activities:

  • Using computational tools to understand and improve water management in AEMFCs

  • Novel cell design of fuel cell components

  • Mixed media art projects

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

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

CONTACT US

Professor William E. Mustain

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

803-576-6393

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