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MSE Grad student Matthew Boebinger one of 47 to receive DOE Graduate Student Research Award
Matthew Boebinger, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, was one of 47 students across the country to be honored with the Graduate Student Research Award. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the award will allow Boebinger to carry out his doctoral research in one of their 14 national laboratories.
Boebinger’s proposal, titled “In Situ Examination of Nanoscale Reaction Pathways in Alloying Battery Materials,” was the only student submission from Georgia Tech chosen during this proposal solicitation cycle, which occurs twice a year.
Boebinger will be hosted at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he will work on fundamental, nanoscale materials research into the miniscule reactions that happen within batteries. Batteries are composed of two electrodes called anodes and cathodes, with lithium ions that flow in between and produce energy that we can use gadgets and devices. He’s investigating different materials for use in anodes that store the maximum amount of energy possible.