Koenig Research Group

Members of Koenig Research Group

Principal Investigator

  • Gary Koenig

    Gary Koenig

    Prof. Gary Koenig completed a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2004, and then received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009 with advisor Nicholas Abbott. The Ph.D. thesis involved the study of the interactions of colloidal particles in structured solvents. After graduate school, Dr. Koenig worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division under the supervision of Dr. Ilias Belharouak in the group of Dr. Khalil Amine. The postdoctoral project was the development of a new lithium-ion battery cathode material with an internal concentration gradient at the particle level. In 2012, Dr. Koenig began an appointment as an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia in the Department of Chemical Engineering, being promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Research interests include the synthesis and characterization of battery electrode active materials and the impacts of particle morphology and organization on electrode properties.



Graduate Researchers

  • Devanshi Gupta

    Devanshi Gupta

    PhD Student

    Joined group 2016

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

  • Ziyang Nie

    Ziyang Nie

    PhD Student

    Joined group 2017

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University

  • Patrick McCormack

    Patrick McCormack

    PhD Student

    Joined group in 2017

    BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University

  • Chen Cai

    Chen Cai

    PhD Student

    Joined group in 2018

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington

  • Jing Wang

    Jing Wang

    PhD Student

    Joined group in 2020

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Avery Black

    Avery Black

    Joined group in Fall 2019

  • Donovan Hensley

    Donovan Hensley

    Joined group in Fall 2020