IME is delighted to welcome Shrayesh Patel to our growing list of faculty. Starting from today, September 1st, Shrayesh will be an Assistant Professor in Molecular Engineering.
Shrayesh Patel completed his undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2007, then received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Before joining the IME as an assistant professor, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, one of the world’s most prestigious institutions for the study of advanced materials science research.
The Patel group focuses on functional polymers (e.g. electronic conductors, ion conductors, redox-active) for energy conversion and storage applications. The current focus is on batteries and thermoelectrics. The Patel group has a strong expertise in the characterization of polymers that allows them to understand charge transport, electrochemical and morphological properties. They frequently leverage synchrotron x-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques to advance understanding of functional polymers at the molecular, nano-, and micro-scale.