I did my undergraduate at Rochester Institute of Technology and received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering (Cum laude). I came to UB for my Master’s because I was interested in the various potential research work provided by the faculty of the CBE department.
Right now I am researching electrochemistry in lithium ion batteries and, more specifically, anode materials under the guidance of my adviser, Dr. Gang Wu. I have gained interest in this topic because it was a more hands-on research and was similar to the work I did in a company I interned at during my undergrad. The goal is to find potential alternative materials such as silicon or graphene to currently used graphite and produce viable results to improve the overall performance of current lithium-ion batteries.
“ The faculty help produce the path and we have to walk it, but the faculty is always there to give us a push forward.”