Group Members

Director
Alan C. West
ACW      Email: acw7@columbia.edu         

Research Interests:

Electrochemical Engineering.

Postdoctoral and Research Scientists
Robert von Gutfeld
BvG      Email: rjv2104@columbia.edu     

Research Interests:

  • In-situ plating mechanisms for plating oxide coated metal
  • Laser enhanced electroplating and etching
  • Anisotropic etching of copper coated computer boards, to limit undercutting

      Curriculum vitae

Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian
SKR      Email: skr2143@columbia.edu   

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical Modeling and Optimization of Chemical and Electrochemical Processes
  • Parameter and State Estimation
  • Model Reduction
  • Global Optimization

      Curriculum vitae

Doctoral Candidates
Feng Qiao
FQ      Email: fq2117@columbia.edu        

Research Interests:

  • Improvement of direct electrodeposition of copper onto barrier materials
  • Investigation of modeling of galvanostatic electrodeposition processes
  • Bath aging analysis
  • Design of plating cells to achieve uniformity of current distribution

      Curriculum vitae

Xiaoxuan Derek Sun
XS      Email: xs2159@columbia.edu  

Research Interests:

  • Investigation of 10nm metallization technique with electroless Cu deposition
  • Copper alloy electrodeposition
  • Modeling and optimizing current distribution in Cu electrodeposition
Ryan Ruixing Zhu
RZ      Email: rz2227@columbia.edu       

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental mechanism understanding for comprehensive model development
  • Sodium-metal halide electrochemistry
  • Reaction kinetic and micro-scale mass transfer parameters in a ZEBRA cell
  • Positive porous electrode optimization for renewable energy storage system
Roel D. Mercado
RDM      Email: rdm3133@columbia.edu     

Research Interests:

  • Design and operation of electrolytic flow cell reactors
  • High surface area porous electrodes
  • Renewable energy systems and large-scale production of biofuels
  • Electrolyte engineering and iron reduction electrochemistry
Kevin Knehr
KWK02      Email: kwk2111@columbia.edu       

Research Interests:

  • Understanding and controlling the fundamental mechanisms of degradation and capacity fade in secondary batteries (ie. redox flow batteries, lead-acid batteries, and metal halide batteries.)
  • Using advanced in-situ microscopic techniques to investigate and understand redox reactions occurring at the electrode/electrolyte interface in secondary batteries
  • Developing computational models of the complex transport and kinetic processes occuring in electrochemical energy storage devices.

      Curriculum vitae

Harun Ozbakir
HO      Email: hfo2103@columbia.edu         

Research Interests:

  • Development of novel electrochemical biosensors
  • Engineering of proteins/enzymes and electrode surfaces for biosensor applications
  • Electrochemical techniques for recognition of biological macromolecules
Constantine Spanos
HO      Email: cs3006@columbia.edu        

Research Interests:

  • Active material synthesis and characterization. Diffraction techniques
  • Battery design and development
  • Mitigating secondary battery degradation and failure modes for cycle life extensions
  • Electrochemical and power systems analysis
  • Life-cycle analysis

      Curriculum vitae

Christianna Lininger
HO      Email: cnl2117@columbia.edu        

Research Interests:

  • Continuum and molecular scale modeling of Li-Ion electrochemical energy storage systems
  • Multi-scale theoretical investigations on transport phenomena and its effects on energy storage systems

  

Masters Students
Ali Goksu (Class 2014)
AG       Email: ag3290@columbia.edu         Curriculum vitae
Yanbo Qi (Class 2014)
YQ       Email: yq2144@columbia.edu           Curriculum vitae
Qian Zhang (Class 2014)
QZ       Email: qz2181@columbia.edu
Undergraduate Student
Sarah A. Berlinger (Class 2016)
AG       Email: sab2244@columbia.edu