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Jeremy H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD at University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)


chemistry, physics, machine learning, computational modeling, programming, quantum chemistry


Hi! My name is Jeremy, and I'm a senior engineer at Form Energy where I help develop large batteries to store energy from solar and wind power. I earned a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 where my research combined electrochemistry, materials science and machine learning to study renewable energy storage. I did my undergraduate studies at The University of Alabama where I studied chemistry, physics and math and also did research on electrochemistry and renewable energy. In my spare time, I like to play around with electronics and try to build cool things for my research or just fun stuff to play with. I currently live in Boston, MA and I enjoy traveling along the east coast with my friends to explore new places and try new food. I also like to travel internationally and practice new languages so I can experience different cultures around the world. If you want to learn more about chemistry, machine learning or electronics, don't hesitate to message me and discuss some project ideas you have!

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.

Applied machine learning on chemical datasets to predict new drugs

Use publicly available datasets of drug-like molecules and their activity for specific targets to predict new drugs that are more active than those already known. For example, try to predict the efficacy of new cancer therapeutics. This project will give you hands on experience with different types of machine learning algorithms and teach you how to select the best algorithm for a particular problem. Prerequisite: Experience in R or python is preferred though other languages could be suitable and basic chemistry/biology.

Write a detailed research proposal for your dream project

The topic could be anything and the proposal will be very impressive when you are applying for jobs or schools in the future. Writing a good research proposal is crucial in academia so it's never too late to start trying. Also, the process will motivate you to become an expert on the topic and help you become a more concise writer. Prerequisite: None.

Arduino based self-driving car

In this project, you will use a microcontroller, camera, electronics and an electric toy car sold on Amazon to make a self driving car. As an add-on, you can also buy a bluetooth chip and drive the car wirelessly. This was one of the first big projects I ever did with an Arduino which really excited me to learn more. Prerequisite: Some experience in C/C++ and basic physics.

Stock market prediction

Use an API to stream live data from the stock market and train different models to predict the future price of the stock. Use the data and calculated results to programmatically generate visualizations and show off the results! This project would be great for a resume but also could be useful for your own investments in the future. Prerequisite: Familiarity in some programming language

Scientific literature review about renewable energy or energy storage

Write a literature review about research on renewable energy technology and corresponding energy storage. You will read scientific publications and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each technology as well as suggest ideas that could help move the industry forward. A similar example is the article I coauthored here

Coding skills

python, Matlab, C++, git

Teaching experience

I was a TA for two chemistry labs in graduate school and I have been an individual tutor for chemistry classes for years. I have also mentored several undergraduate chemists and engineers in our research lab and helped them with chemistry, materials science and programming projects.


Work experience

Form Energy Inc. (2022 - Current)
Senior Engineer


University of Alabama
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
Chemistry, Physics
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy

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