NEESConnect

What is NEESConnect?

NEESConnect is a community network consisting of young scientists in NEES who share common interests and expertise in both basic and applied research in precision multicomponent nanostructures, dense architectures and designs, battery electrochemistry, and the new science where all these intercept.

Goals

The far-reaching goal is to provide a sustainable conduit of future energy research work force in all aspects of today’s complicated energy landscape – the policy makers, the scientists in basic research, the designers, the technicians, the inventors, entrepreneurs, the manufacturers.

The more immediate goal is to establish an informal discussion forum to encourage collaborations within the multi-institutional organization for science exchange, career development and networking, and a global understanding of today’s energy landscape.

Scope

  • NEESConnect alumni teleconferences
  • Career development workshops
  • Monthly or bi-monthly student speaker events lead by Thrust student organizers
  • Linkedin Professional Group "EFRC NEESConnect for members and alumni" LinkedIn LogoNEESConnect LinkedIn Group

Alumni Events

December 2014, Questions & Answers session on career path in Industry

  • Kostas Gerasopolous, Tower Jazz
  • Xinyi Chen, LAM Research
  • Wenbo Yan, Applied Materials

February 2015, Questions & Answers session on career path in the Government

  • Ashley Predith, Assistant Executive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST)
  • Erin Cleveland, Science Researcher, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Stefanie Sherrill, Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

March 2015, Questions & Answers session on career path in Academia

  • Hitomi Mukaibo, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Rochester University
  • Ann Bentley, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College
  • Yang Liu, Assistant Professor, TEM Lab Manger/Research, Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF), North Carolina State University

November 2015, Special Topic Guest Speaker

  • Stephen J. Harris, Materials Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and NEES External Advisory Board member

February 2016, Introduction to National Laboratories

  • Khim Karki, Joint Postdoc Fellow at SUNY and Brookhaven NL, and TEM characterization in EFRC NECCES
  • Farid El Gabaly, new NEES PI, Sandia National Laboratories - CA

Cross-thrust Events

Ionics Transport Speaker Series

Student organizer Xin Silvia Li, Mark Reed group, Physics, Yale

  • Jul 2015, Henry White, Chemistry, Utah
  • Aug 2015, Eleanor Gillette, SB Lee group, Chemistry, UMD
  • Sep 2015, Tim Plett, Zuzanna Siwy Group, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • Oct 2015, James Wu, Charles Marting Group, Chemistry, Florida

Student Events

T1 Transport in Electrochemical Interphases

Student Organizer Tim Plett, Zuzanna Siwy Group, Physics & Astronomy, UCI

Student Speakers

  • Sept 2016, Yi Yu, Bryan Eichhorn Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD; LBL
  • Sept 2016, Juliette Experton, Charles Martin Group, Chemistry, UFL
  • July 2016, Tim Plett, Zuzanna Siwy, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • July 2016, Luning Wang, Bryan Eichhorn, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • June 2016, Angelique Jarry, Bryan Eichhorn Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD; LBL
  • June 2016, Juliette Experton, Charles Martin Group, Chemistry, UFL
  • May 2016, James Wu, Charles Martin Group, Chemistry, UFL
  • May 2016, Jill Pestana, Phil Collins Group, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • April 2016, Yi Yu, Bryan Eichhorn Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD; LBL
  • April 2016, Tim Plett, Zuzanna Siwy, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • Feb 2016, Emily Sahadeo, Sang Bok Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Dec 2015, Yang Wang, Sang Bok Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Nov 2015, Tetyana Ignatova, Phil Collins Group, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • Oct 2015, Luning Wang, Brian Eichhorn Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Aug 2015, Jeremy Ticey, Cumings Group, Materials Science, UMD
  • Jul 2015, Nam Kim, SB Lee group, Chemistry, UMD
  • Jun 2015, Jill Pestana, Phil Collins Group, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • Apr 2015, Jaehee Song, Sang Bok Lee Group, Chemistry & Biochem, UMD

T2 Mesoscale Architectures

Student Organizer Emily Sahadeo, Sang Bok Lee group, Chem & Biochem, UMD

Student Speakers

  • Sept 2016, Nam Kim, SB Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Sept 2016, Xin Sylvia Li, Mark Reed Group, Physics, Yale
  • Aug 2016, Yang Wang, SB Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • July 2016, Tao Gao, CS Wang, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng, UMD
  • June 2016, Emily Sahadeo, SB Lee, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • May 2016, Yang Wang, SB Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • May 2016, Hakeem Henry & Jaehee Song, SB Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Apr 2016, Xin Sylvia Li, Mark Reed Group, Physics, Yale
  • Apr 2016, Chuanfu Sun, YH Wang Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Apr 2016, Nam Kim, SB Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Oct 2015, Wei Luo, Liangbing Hu Group, Mater Science & Eng, UMD
  • Sep 2015, Tao Gao, Chunsheng Wang Group, Mater Science & Eng, UMD
  • Jun 2015, Peng Wang, YuHuang Wang Group, Chemistry & Biochem, UMD
  • Apr 2015, Chanyuan Liu, Gary Rubloff Group, Materials Science & Eng, UMD
  • Feb 2015, Tao Gao, Chunsheng Wang Group, Mat. Science & Eng, UMD
  • Feb 2015, Eleanor Gillette, Sang Bok Lee Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD

T3 Science of Dynamic Nanostructure Degradation

Student Organizer Mya Le Thai, Reginald Penner Group, Chemistry, UCI

Student Speakers

  • Aug 2016, Yuxiao Lin, Yue Qi Group, Chem E. & Materials Science, MSU
  • July 2016, Mya Le, Reginald Penner Group, Chemistry, UCI
  • July 2016, Tim Plett, Zuzanna Siwy, Physics & Astronomy, UCI
  • June 2016, Jonathan Larson, Janice Reutt-Robey Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • April 2016, Kwang Jin Kim, Yu Qi Group, Chem Eng & Materials Science, MSU
  • Dec 2015, Sangwook Chu, Reza Ghodssi Group, ECE, UMD
  • Nov 2015, Wentao Song, Janice Reutt-Robey Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Oct 2015, Yuxiao Lin, Yue Qi Group, Chem E & Materials Science, MSU
  • Sep 2015, Mya Le Thai, Reg Penner Group, Chemistry, UCI
  • Aug 2015, Hyung Jung, Reza Ghodssi Group, ECE, UMD
  • Jul 2015, Jonathan Larson, Janice Reutt-Robey Group, Chem & Biochem, UMD
  • Jun 2015, Kwang Jin Kim, Yue Qi Group, Chem E & Materials Science, MSU
  • Apr 2015, Girija Thesma Chandran, Reginald Penner Group, Chemistry, UCI
  • Mar 2015, Kostas Gerasopoulos, Reza Ghodssi Group, ECE. UMD

T4 Solid State Energy Storage

Student Organizer Alex Pearse, Gary Rubloff Group, MSE, UMD

Student Speakers

  • Aug 2016, David Ashby, Bruce Dunn Group, MSE, UCLA
  • July 2016, Alex Pearse, Gary Rubloff Group, MSE, UMD
  • July 2016, Kim McKelvey, Henry White Group, Chemistry, Utah
  • June 2016, Alex Pearse, Gary Rubloff Group, MSE, UMD
  • March 2016, Kevin Leung (PI presentation), Sandia
  • March 2016, Alex Pearse, Gary Rubloff Group, MSE, UMD
  • Feb 2016, Kevin Leung, Sandia NL-NM
  • Feb 2016, David Ashby, Bruce Dunn Group, UCLA
  • Feb 2016, Kim McKelvey, Henry White Group, Chemistry, Utah
  • Jun 2015, Andrew Leenheer, Sandia-NM, Alec Talin group, Sandia-CA
  • May 2015, Alex Kozen, Gary Rubloff group, MSE, UMD, Alec Talin, Sandia - CA
  • Mar 2015, Martin Edwards, Henry White Group, Chemistry, Utah
  • Feb 2015, Farid El Gabaly Martinez, Alec Talin Group, SNL-CA
  • Feb 2015, Alex Kozen, Gary Rubloff Group, MSE, UMD