Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Research in the Maughan group is aimed at developing structure-dynamics-property relationships in functional solid-state materials for applications in renewable energy. Inspired by the grand challenge of “Materials by Design”, our research emphasizes crystal-chemical control through targeted synthesis of solid-state materials for a diverse range of potential applications, from renewable energy generation in perovskite halide semiconductors to safe and energy-dense energy storage technologies. Our research is highly interdisciplinary by nature, existing at the interface of chemistry, physics, and materials engineering. Students in the Maughan group are trained in solid-state and inorganic materials synthesis, X-ray and neutron scattering, and materials property measurements. Students in this program will have the opportunity to perform experiments at X-ray and neutron scattering facilities and to interface with the nearby National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
- B.S. – Northern Arizona University
- Ph.D. – Colorado State University
- Postdoctoral – Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory