Spring 2019 - Seminar Series
Megan B. Sassin, PhD - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Enhancing energy storage on the macroscale via architectural design on the nanoscale
About the Speaker
Megan B. Sassin received her B.S. in Chemistry from Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX) and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine under the direction of Professor Reginald M. Penner. In 2008, Dr. Sassin joined the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section and was hired as a staff scientist in 2010 and subsequently awarded the Jerome and Isabella Karle Fellowship to investigate three-dimensional (3D) architectures for electrostatic capacitors. In 2012, Dr. Sassin received the Rising Star award from the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society for her work on aqueous asymmetric electrochemical capacitors. Dr. Sassin’s research interests are presently centered on the design, fabrication, and characterization of multifunctional 3D electrode architectures for energy-storage applications, including electrochemical capacitors, aqueous rechargeable batteries, and all-solid-state 3D batteries. Outside of the laboratory, Dr. Sassin is passionate about facilitating scientific opportunities for women and under-represented groups. Dr. Sassin is the National President of Iota Sigma Pi, an honor society for women in chemistry (11,000+ members), and is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).