March 10, 2023
Students from a Mizzou Engineering research group brought home three student poster awards from the 2023 Spring Summit for the Missouri Center for Advanced Power Systems (MOCAP).
MOCAP is a Missouri partnership devoted to researching new battery technology and educating a 21st Century workforce. The summit brings together researchers from universities and representatives from battery companies across the state.
“The MOCAP Summit includes a poster session judged by industry representatives,” said Matthias Young, an assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering with a joint appointment in chemistry. “This is a good opportunity for students to network with professionals in the field and make connections for internships and jobs later.”
The winning posters were:
- 1st Place, Graduate Division
Poster: “Investigation of Cathode-Solid Electrolyte Interface Formation and Impact of Barrier Coatings in Lithium-Ion Batteries”
- 3rd Place, Graduate Division
Poster: “Compressible Polymer Sponge Electrodes via oMLD of PEDOT onto Polyurethane Sponge Supports”
- 2nd Place, Undergraduate Division
Poster: “Electrochemical Properties of Nanoscale Polyethylenedioxythiophene Thin-Films Grown by Oxidative Molecular Layer Deposition”
Brathwaite is senior majoring in chemical engineering. Paranamana and Mehregan are chemistry students who are part of Young’s research group.
The summit is held at a different university every year and will be hosted at Mizzou in 2024. This year, it was held on March 7 at Missouri Southern State University. During their trip to Joplin, Young and his students also had the opportunity to tour the battery manufacturing facilities for Aesir Technologies.
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