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Nicholas G

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Texas Austin (UT Austin)


Materials Science, Materials Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - manufacturing and design, nanomaterials, energy storage, batteries, rapid prototyping, and product development


I have a passion for building things and learning, ever since I was a kid when I used to woodwork with my dad. When I went to college for Mechanical Engineering, this passion extended to making cool things in new ways- like manual and CNC machining, 3D printing, end everything in between. I still have a passion for making things, but I have broadened my horizons to making new materials, which is what my day job typically consists of - making new materials to advance lithium battery technology. I'm excited to help the next generation of future scientists, engineers, and builders discover and build upon their passion the way people did for me. Outside of work, I love to read, watch movies, and am avid in maintaining a physical fitness regiment. I believe through reading, we can live many lives and learn from the mistakes and triumphs of some of the smartest and well-accomplished individuals that came before us. I also still occasionally play league of legends and other computer game with my old roommates form college!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Applications of different battery chemistries

Summarizing the pros/cons of different rechargeable battery chemistries and assigning each prospective chemistry a specific industry or application. This project will allow someone to learn about the fundamental principals of each chemistry, evaluate their benefits, and critically review the short comings of each chemistry to determine what is the ideal use case is. Reviewing scientific articles and subject matter books on energy storage and electrochemical devices would be a good place to start the information gathering process. The final outcome of this project would most likely be a report or presentation on the student's findings.

Teaching experience

During graduate school, I regularly mentored undergraduate engineering students on how to conduct scientific research. This process included getting them acquainted with working in a wet chemical laboratory, teaching them how to familiarize themselves within a particular area of a field of research and then how to develop novel ideas on their own and explore them with the laboratory techniques available.


Work experience

Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. (2023 - Current)
Vice President of Battery Technology


University of Texas Austin (UT Austin)
BS Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas Austin (UT Austin)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Materials Science and Engineering

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