Principal Investigator:

Nicola H. Perry

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Materials Research Laboratory

112 MRL / (217) 300-6335

Read Prof. Perry’s profile on the department website here.

nhperry [at] illinois [dot] edu


Post-doctoral Researchers:

Jongmin Lee

Joined 8/2021

PhD, Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology (2020)

ljm [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Thin film triple-conducting electrodes for intermediate-temperature H2 production



Emily Skiba

PhD Student
Joined 1/2018

skiba4 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Crystallization of mixed conducting films and their oxygen exchange kinetics (& I-MRSEC seed project)


Yu-Ying (Steven) Lin

PhD Student, co-advised with Prof. Jessica Krogstad (50%)
Joined 9/2018

yylin3 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Descriptor-based solid state electrolyte development for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries


Lawrence Anderson

PhD Student
Joined 9/2018

loa3 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Crystal chemical design rules for tailored chemical expansivity


Haley Buckner

PhD Student
Joined 9/2018

hbb2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Chemo-mechanically driven in situ hierarchical structure formation in mixed conductors (& MRSEC seed)


Adrian Xiao Bin Yong

PhD Student

Co-advised; primary advisor: Elif Ertekin

axyong2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Electronic structure and chemical expansivity of perovskites


Micah Armstrong

PhD Student

Joined 8/2020

micahda2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Combinatorial synthesis and high temperature characterization of defect-mediated properties

Kai-Wei Lan

PhD Student

Joined 1/2021

kwlan2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: Solid electrolytes for high energy density Li-ion batteries

En Ju Cho

PhD Student

Joined 9/2021

enjucho2 [at] illinois [dot] edu

Project: 1) Recyclable batteries (thin film electrolytes); 2) Thin film electrodes for low temperature green H2 production

Guha Keshav Mohan

MS Student in MatSE

Joined 2/2022

Project: Crystallization of mixed conducting films and in situ characterization



Joshua Simpson-Gomez

BS Student in MatSE

Joined 1/2020

Project: Crystallization and electrical conductivity studies of mixed conducting films


Katrina Arsky

BS Student in MatSE

Joined 8/2021

Project: Combinatorial films


Michael Sun

BS Student in MatSE

Joined 1/2022

Project: Thin film electrodes for green H2




MS / PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers:

Dr. Dino Klotz

Post-doctoral Researcher; Co-advised with Prof. Harry Tuller (MIT)
Working at I2CNER, Kyushu University

Dr. Ting Chen

PhD student then post-doctoral researcher in the group at I2CNER (2015-2019)
Now working at Toyota (China) on fuel cells

Dr. Sophie Ju

Post-doctoral researcher in the group at I2CNER
Now working as researcher at Charles University (Prague)

Colin Reedy

PhD student 2019-2020
Now working at Elemental Scientific, Inc., Nebraska

Yiwen Guo

3+2 ZJU-UIUC BS+MS student 2019-2021
Now PhD student at Penn State

Undergraduate researchers:

Sankhya Hirani

Undergraduate researcher at UIUC (2/2020-5/2020)

Jo Kubota

Undergraduate researcher at UIUC (9/2019-5/2020)

Kotaro Yamamoto

Visiting undergraduate researcher from Kyushu U. at UIUC (2-3/2020)

Karen Yang

Undergraduate researcher at UIUC (9/2018-8/2019)

Yuki Abe

Visiting undergraduate researcher from Kyushu University (spring 2019)

Kimberly Garza

Undergraduate researcher at UIUC (fall 2018)

Takaya Fujisaki

3-month intern in the group at I2CNER

Juveria Masood

Summer PIRE X-fusion exchange student at I2CNER