About Us

Principal Investigator

Betar Gallant

Betar Gallant

Associate Professor

Class of ’22 Career Development Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Email: bgallant at mit.edu

URL: Meche faculty profile

 

Betar Gallant is an Associate Professor and the Class of 1922 Career Development Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.  Dr. Gallant completed her SB (‘08), SM (‘10) and PhD (‘13) degrees in the same department.  After graduating, Dr. Gallant was a Kavli Nanoscience Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Gallant is the recipient of multiple awards including an MIT Bose Fellow, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, Scialog Fellow in Energy Storage and in Negative Emissions Science, NSF CAREER Award, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching at MIT, the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Early Career award and an ECS-Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Haining Gao

Dr. Haining Gao

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2022
B.Eng. Tsinghua University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2017
Email:  gaoh at mit.edu

Graham Leverick

Graham Leverick

B.Sc., University of Manitoba, 2011
M.Sc., University of Manitoba, 2013
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2021
Email: leverick at mit.edu

Kyeong-Ho Kim

Kyeong-Ho Kim

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 2021
Email: khkim213 at mit.edu

Sung Eun Jerng

Sung Eun Jerng

Ph.D Chemical and Biological Engineering
Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 2020
Email: sejerng at mit.edu

Graduate Students

Aaron Melemed

Aaron Melemed

B.S.M.E. Purdue University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
Email: amelemed at mit.edu

Elizabeth Bernhardt

Elizabeth Bernhardt

B.S.E University of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2020
Email: elizbern at mit.edu

Gi-Hyun Byun

Gi-Hyun Byun

B.S.E. Seoul National University,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering 2022
Email: ghbyun at mit.edu

Alejandro Sevilla

Alejandro Sevilla

B.S.M.E Duke University
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Material Science, 2020
Email: asevilla at mit.edu

Fang-Yu Kuo

Fang-Yu Kuo

B.S. National Taiwan University, 2019
Email: fykuo at mit.edu

Katherine Steinberg

Katherine Steinberg

B.S.E. Case Western Reserve University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2019
Email: kjsteinb at mit.edu

Dhyllan Adan Skiba

Dhyllan Adan Skiba

Boston University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Computer Engineering, 2021
Email: dhyllan at mit.edu

Gustavo Marques Hobold

Gustavo Marques Hobold

Eng. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
M.Eng. Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018
Email: gmhobold at mit.edu

Kyle Jiang

Kyle Jiang

B.S.M.E. Georgia Tech
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2020
Email: ksjiang at mit.edu

Research Affiliate

Visiting Student

Glen Junor

Glen Junor

PhD, Chemistry, University of California San Diego (UCSD), 2021
B.S., Chemistry, University of California Irvine (UCI), 2016
Impact Fellow, MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium, 2023
Email: gjunor at mit.edu

Lorenz Kopp

Lorenz Kopp

B.S. Technical University of Munich,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Email: lorenzko at mit.edu

 

Our Alumni

Postdoctoral Associates

  • Dr. Mingfu He (SES Li Metal Battery)

Masters students:

  • Yuanda Li (S.M., MIT Mechanical Engineering)
  • Stefano Pineda (MIT Mechanical Engineering, Draper Fellow)
  • Olivia Pfeiffer (MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering)

PhD students: 

  • Dr. Aliza Khurram (currently Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT)
  • Rui Guo (Battery Electrochemical Modeling engineer, Apple)
  • Dr. Haining Gao (currently Kavanaugh Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT) 

Undergraduate Thesis, MIT Mechanical Engineering:

  • Luke Hartnett (SB thesis, MechE)
  • Rebecca Kestin (SB thesis, MechE)
  • Christopher Mutty (SB thesis, MechE)

Visiting students:

  • Luc Gendre, Ecoles des Mines, Paris, France
  • Matthias Reininger, ETH Zurich
  • Yu Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Lucrezia Cartocci, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 

Undergraduate student researchers:

  • Mohammed Al Jashmi (MechE)
  • Suji Balfe (MechE)
  • Nicole Jacobsen (ChemE)
  • Lyndie Mitchell (MechE)
  • Thanh Nha Nguyen (MechE)
  • Victoria Petrov (DMSE)
  • Jocelyn Tang (MechE)