David J. (D.J.) Bozym, Chemical and Biological Engineering
D.J.'s research is focused on tackling a piece of the energy storage problem by improving the energy density of ultracapacitors, electronic devices which store energy in the form of static charge. To accomplish this, he aims to engineer high surface area electrodes using functionalized graphene sheets (FGSs), atomic planes of defective carbon lattices, and ionic liquids, room temperature liquid salts. On the science side, he is working to understand how the interfacial chemistry of FGSs influences their complex assembly. His research involves material synthesis, electrode processing and electrochemical characterization.