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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

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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

  • Personal Interests: Cooking, travelling, and watching movies

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Hari Gopi

Postoctoral Fellow

Ph. D., Chemistry, University of Madras, India, 2019

M.Sc., Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, India, 2010

Interests and Activities:

  • Fabrication & optimization of Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Cell assembly & testing

  • Development of solid polymer electrolytes (PEM, AEM) for electrochemical devices

  • Personal Interests: Travelling, watching movies, exploring new things

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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

  • Personal Interests: 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

  • Personal Interests: Hiking, running, rowing, playing cello

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Rashad Ali

Ph.D. Candidate

M.S., Electronic Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 2017

B.S., Chemistry, Government College University Lahore, Pakistan, 2009

Interests and Activities:

  • Application in renewable energy sources in chemical processing, e.g. electrocatalysis

  • Design of nano- and micro-scale materials

  • Personal Interests: Traveling, exploring new places and playing outdoor games

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Mahmoud (Nadi) Amirsalehi

Ph.D. Candidate

M.S., Materials Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2015

B.S., Materials Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2013

Interests and Activities:

  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage

  • Approaches for electrocatalytic water oxidation

  • Personal Interests: Playing guitar, swimming, cooking

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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, Tianjin 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

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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