Research Group News

    Chemical Redox Comparison Study Published

    May 12, 2021

    May 12

    Devanshi first author paper with Chen on tracking and comparing the chemical redox of different redox shuttles reacting with a Li-ion cathode material!

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    ChemE Shines at Annual UVA Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium

    April 08, 2021


    Chemical engineering cleaned up at this year’s UVA Engineering Research Symposium (UVERS), taking three of the top prizes. Naomi Miyake won first prize and the People’s Choice Award in the podium presentation competition, while Devanshi Gupta and Bev Miller won first and second respectively in the poster session. UVERS is the Graduate Engineering Student Council’s annual event to highlight the research achievements of the UVA Engineering graduate student body.

    Miyake is a student in Bob Davis’ catalysis lab, Gupta works with Gary Koenig’s research group on advanced materials for energy storage solutions and Miller is a student in Steven Caliari’s biomaterials lab.

    Modelling Sintered Electrodes Paper Published

    November 16, 2020

    November 16

    Chen first author paper with Ziyan, Pierce, and NIST collaborators on modelling sintered Li-ion electrodes!

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    NSF Flow Battery Project Article

    November 05, 2020

    November 5

    Article on our collaborative flow battery project!

    View it HERE


    Collaborative Paper on Freeze Cast Electrodes

    October 01, 2020

    October 1

    Collaborative paper with Prof. Dipankar Ghosh at Old Dominion University on freeze cast electrodes!

    View it HERE


    Perspective on Uncertainty in Battery Research with Devanshi and Yonsei

    August 31, 2020

    August 31

    Perspective paper with Devanshi and Yonsei on uncertainty in battery coin cells and the need for replicates and reasonable electrode loading!

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    Patrick Paper Published

    April 07, 2020

    April 7

    Patrick's paper synthesizing and characterizing a non-aqueous flow battery membrane material!

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    ChemE Presenters Adjust as UVA Graduate Engineering Research Symposium Goes Online

    April 04, 2020

    UVA Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering, like the rest of world, is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic in large measure by conducting classes, meetings and as much research as possible online. The Graduate Engineering Student Council’s 16th annual University of Virginia Graduate Engineering Research Symposium is no exception. The symposium, known as UVERS, will go on as planned on April 7, except that it will be conducted through webinars. Details and registration information may be found here.

    As in the past, presenters for each UVA Engineering department were selected through a competitive process based on submitted research abstracts. One podium presenter and three poster presenters from each department will compete for prizes ranging in value from $100 to $1,000. Additionally, the posters will be available for viewing April 7-14 in the online poster gallery, and participants and attendees are encouraged to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award here.


    Naomi Miyake (left), a Ph.D. student in William Mynn Thornton Professor Robert J. Davis’ catalysis lab, will represent chemE in the podium session, presenting her research, “Understanding the role of Ag and ZrO2 in the catalytic activity of the Ag/ZrO2/SiO2 catalyst for the ethanol to butadiene reactions.”

    ChemE students presenting in the poster sessions are:

    Beverly Miller (Steven J. Caliari lab): “Addressing a Clinical Need: Tissue Engineering to Improve Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair”

    Devanshi Gupta (Gary Koenig lab): “Analysis of Chemical and Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation of a Lithium-Ion Cathode Material”

    Prince Verma (Gaurav Giri lab): “Controlling the orientation of NU-1000 crystals”

    There also will be a Young Professional Panel comprised mostly of recent Ph.D. alumni, including Zachary Young, a former member of Davis’ lab who now works for Exxon Mobil.

    Devanshi Paper Published

    April 04, 2020

    January 30

    Devanshi's paper characterizing chemical and electrochemical redox!

    View it HERE