INKS AND INTERFACES LAB

Vanderbilt University

The Inks and Interfaces Lab works on multifunctional coatings and understanding phenomena at solid|liquid and solid|solid interfaces. Fundamentally we are interested in an array of different applications related to solid state batteries, electrochemical fuel production, printing, water desalination, and separations application. We focus on understanding far-from equilibrium material systems and utilizes a suite of x-ray and neutron techniques to understand these systems. Our approach toward understanding materials and nano-scale phenomena is multidisciplinary and bridges theory and experiment.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Articles, Books and Chapters

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This paper examines multi-material manufacturing approaches for active coatings. Solid electrolytes are examples of material systems that are functional coatings. Scalable manufacturing of solid electrolytes is the bottleneck toward all solid state batteries.

This paper examines the roles extrinsic interfaces (e.g. electrode|electrolyte) play on battery performance. Ion conductors that combine hard and soft materials will display variable physical properties (e.g. adhesion) which may impact Li+ transport and delamination.

This paper evaluates charge transport mechanisms in flowable electrodes. Capacitive flowable electrodes may be a path toward scalable brackish water treatment.

RESEARCH TEAM

 

KATIE BROWNING

PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Department of Material Science
Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tn
About me:

MARM DIXIT

Phd Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Hometown:Ahmedabad, India

About me:Bibliophile, creative writer and occasional flutist

MATTHEW GALAZZO

PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Department of Material Science
Undergraduate Degree:  Chemical Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona
Master's Degree: Chemistry, Fisk University
Hometown:  Monrovia, CA
Interests:  Piano, Salsa, Fishing

LATIF GBADAMOSHIE

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: 

Interests include: 


KELSEY B. HATZELL

Group Leader

Major: Mechanical, Chemical, and Materials Engineering

Hometown: Havertown, Pa.

About me: Avid runner, outdoor enthusiast, and podcast afficianado

NICHOLAS HORTANCE

PhD Student in Interdisciplinary Department of Material Science

Hometown: Miami, Florida 

Interests: Playing tennis, bouldering, and collecting records 

YUXUN REN

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: Fuzhou, China

About me: Basketball and running

WAHID ZAMAN

Phd Candidate in Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh 
About me: Music, Ancient history, Traveling

YANJIE ZHENG

PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Beijing, China
About me: Table Tennis, badminton, travel

XINLIN ZHONG

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Interests: tennis, motorsports and reading

PERSPECTIVE RESEARCHERS

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