The Balsara Lab Postdoctoral Researchers. Click on each profile for an in-depth research description and publication list.

Hee Jeung Oh
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST

Office: D52 Tan Hall, UC Berkeley
Phone: (510) 643-5037
Email: hjo_at_Berkeley.edu
Project: Develop porous highly structured polymers for a new emerging biomedical application, “drug capture,” to minimize the side effects of cancer drugs before they are released in the body.

Hee Jeung Oh Research Group at Penn State

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Research Description: My research focuses on design, synthesis and characterization of porous polymeric systems containing ion-exchange functionality for applications in cancer treatment, energy-efficient separations, and electrochemical systems. This project elucidates the fundamental “structure-property” relationship by tuning the physical and chemical structure of polymeric systems. Specifically the porous structure and ion-exchange functionality in polymers are modified to control the transport of small molecules through polymeric systems.

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David Halat
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Cambridge
B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Mathematics, Montana State University

Office: D52 Tan Hall, UC Berkeley
Phone: (510) 643-5037
Email: dmhalat@lbl.gov
Project: Local structure and ion transport in polymer electrolytes using electrophoretic NMR

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Research Description: Local structure and ion transport in polymer electrolytes using electrophoretic NMR.

Louise Frenck
Ph.D. Electrochemistry Materials Science, Université Grenoble Alpes

Office: D52 Tan Hall, UC Berkeley
Phone: (510) 643-5037
Email: louise.frenck@hotmail.fr
Project: Electrochemical characterization of polymer electrolytes and dendrite growth in lithium metal polymer batteries

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Research Description: The use of the high energy density of lithium metal anode jointly with solid polymer electrolyte could enable the development of large scale applications. Yet, dendritic lithium formation leading to short circuit limits its practical applications. Therefore, understanding the fundamentals of dendrite nucleation and growth is necessary to design robust battery systems.

Saheli Chakraborty
Ph.D. Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
B.S. Chemistry, Presidency College, Calcutta University

Office: D52 Tan Hall, UC Berkeley
Phone: (510) 643-5037
Email: sahelichakraborty@lbl.gov
Project: Investigation of single ion conducting block copolymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries

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Research Description: Investigation of single ion conducting block copolymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries

Youngwoo Choo
Ph.D. Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University
M.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
B.S. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University

Office: B62-339, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Phone: (510) 486-6097
Email: ychoo@lbl.gov
Project: Electrochemical characterization of ether-based polymer electrolytes

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Research Description: Electrochemical characterization of ether-based polymer electrolytes

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