Erick and his poster at the 2024 School on Total Scattering Analysis

Erick Wins Best Poster Award at ORNL Total Scattering School

June 19, 2024

Congratulations to Erick on his award for giving one of the best poster presentations during the 6th US Total Scattering School at Oak Ridge National Laboratory! His poster was about how total scattering techniques can be used to characterize short-range ordering in disordered rock-salt (DRX) cathodes and how it changes as a function of cycling and doping.

Raphaële is named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar!

Raphaële is named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar!

April 25, 2024

Congratulations to Raphaële on receiving the 2024 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation! These awards are given to early career faculty who have "created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education." The accompanying $100,000 grant will support our group in our investigation of solid-state lithium-sulfur batteries.

MRL outreach

Tyler receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 12, 2024

Very proud of Tyler Pennebaker, a 2nd year PhD student in the group, who received the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Tyler uses NMR spectroscopy to study solid electrolytes and solid-state batteries in an effort to develop devices that are safer and more energy-dense than the current lithium-ion technology.  Congrats, Tyler!

Elio Defends His Dissertation

Elio Defends his Dissertation

February 23, 2024

Many congratulations to Dr. Gonzalez-Correa on successfully defending his PhD! Elio's research has investigated the intercalation mechanics of Na-based Super Ionic Conductor (NASICON) materials for use in next-generation batteries. We'll miss him but wish him well as he transitions to work in the battery industry.

Howie's defense group picture with family and friends

Howie Defends His PhD

January 16, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Nguyen on successfully defending his dissertation! Howie's research has been groundbreaking in the development of operando EPR and magnetometry of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. We wish him all the best as he continues to perform battery research in industry.

Group picture at the farewell social

Farewell Social for Graduates

December 6, 2023

Prof. Clement hosted a heartfelt social to bid adieu to our group's graduating PhDs. It was a delightful evening filled with cheer and laughter as we celebrated their achievements. We'll miss them all deeply and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Vincent posing in cap and hood; Elias held up by the group and friends

Congrats to Our Newest Doctors!

November 21, 2023

Congratulations to Elias and Vincent! Elias defended his work on solid electrolytes on Nov 15 and Vincent defended his work on disordered rock salt cathodes less than a week after on the 21st. Both will be sorely missed!

Hanna at the Spallation Neutron Source

Hanna attends National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering

August 18, 2023

Hanna recently attended the 25th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, hosted by Argonne and Oakridge National Labs. As part of this two-week program, she attended seminars on cutting-edge neutron and x-ray scattering techniques and gained hands-on experience with beamline scattering experiments while networking with leading experts in these fields.

Raphaële Clément

Congratulations Raphaële!

July 10, 2023

Raphaële has been awarded the 'Rising Star Award' by Materials Today and the 'ISE Prize in Electrochemical Materials Science' from the International Society of Electrochemistry. Congrats to her for winning these prestigious awards!

More info can be found at the Materials Today and ISE websites.

Friends and family celebrate Emily's defense

Emily Defends Her PhD Dissertation!

June 16, 2023

Many congratulations to Emily as she successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on June 13th and was hooded on the 16th, becoming the first Ph.D. student to graduate from our group! She will work as a postdoc in our group for a few months before moving on to do bigger and better things.