Project Type: WORK


This project entailed developing a flexible, ionogel electrolyte-based supercapacitor device. The goal was to realize a device prototype that incorporates an ionogel electrolyte and is also safe and durable for wearable use. We explored different avenues of fabricating a flexible device onto textiles — e.g. screen-printing electrode material and ionogels into military textiles (see referenced paper below). […]

DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE SUPERCAPACITORS FOR WEARABLE ENERGY STORAGE


Ionogels — or ionic liquid gels — are a versatile class of materials that are used in energy storage and soft actuators. In this project, I integrated a UV-curable ionogel electrolyte with various carbon paper electrodes. The purpose of the project was to study the electrolyte/electrode interface in order to understand the best electrode architecture […]

IONOGEL INTEGRATION WITH CARBON PAPER ELECTRODES


This project involved assessing the performance behavior of different waterproof coatings on military textiles. I characterized coated textiles against an array of chemicals, and developed a test method to assess the performance of these textiles in a 3D configuration. Press Poster at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Conference, Las Vegas, […]

SCALED-UP ASSESSMENT OF WATERPROOFED TEXTILES