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

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Samuel Ong

    Samuel Ong


    Joined group Spring 2018

  • Ethan Bush

    Ethan Bush


    Joined group Fall 2018

  • Jacob Gendron

    Jacob Gendron


    Joined group in Spring 2019

  • Avery Black

    Avery Black


    Joined group in Fall 2019

  • Yonsei Kim

    Yonsei Kim


    Joined Group in Fall 2019