Sustainable energy technologies; materials science and engineering; microfluidic and microelectromechanical systems. Expanded Research Interests: My interests lie at the interface of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering to drive innovative solutions, especially those focused on developing sustainable energy and resource production technologies. These include microreactors for hydrogen and biodiesel production, hydrogen storage materials and fuel cell issues; advanced batteries and other electrical energy storage methods; and innovative approaches to aluminum metal production (electrowinning). I also have interests in the synthesis and application of advanced materials using bulk and thin film techniques, such as the preparation of bulk nanostructured and amorphous materials, and their characterization by diffraction techniques and ancillary methods.
Ph.D. Chemistry, Texas A & M University, 1997.