Michael Li is pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and joined the Bazant Lab in January 2022. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020. As an undergraduate, Michael investigated polymer design for self-assembly drug delivery structures with Prof. Ting Xu. Additionally, he investigated coupled thermal-magnetic effects in fluids with guidance from Prof. Kranthi Mandadapu. Michael is currently interested in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction modeling. He is focused on developing mathematical models to understand battery degradation mechanisms, predict battery operational lifetimes, and construct battery design principles across all energy applications.
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