Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair
    Associate Professor
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    Dr. Matthew McDowell joined Georgia Tech in the fall of 2015 as an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to this appointment, he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. McDowell received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. 

    Dr. McDowell’s research group (https://mtmcdowell.gatech.edu/)focuses on understanding how materials for energy storage change and transform during operation, and they use this knowledge to engineer batteries and other energy storage devices for improved performance. These technological advances impact society by enabling batteries with lower cost, higher energy density, and enhanced sustainability, opening the door to widespread vehicle electrification and use of renewable energy. Current projects in the group are focused on i) solid-state batteries, ii) lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries, iii) low-temperature battery chemistries, iv) new battery materials with enhanced sustainability, and v) grid storage technologies. Dr. McDowell is the co-director of the Georgia Tech Advanced Battery Center (https://batteries.research.gatech.edu/).

    Selected publications
    1. M. G. Boebinger, D. Yeh, M. Xu, B. C. Miles, B. Wang, M. Papakyriakou, J. A. Lewis, N. P. Kondekar, F. J. Q. Cortes, S. Hwang, X. Sang, D. Su, R. R. Unocic, S. Xia, T. Zhu, M. T. McDowell* “Avoiding Fracture in a Conversion Battery Material through Reaction with Larger Ions” Joule, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.015.
    2. S. Y. Han, M. G. Boebinger, N. P. Kondekar, T. J. Worthy, M. T. McDowell* “Seeded Nanowire and Microwire Growth from Lithium Alloys” Nano Letters, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01334.
    3. F. J. Q. Cortes, M. G. Boebinger, M. Xu, A. Ulvestad, M. T. McDowell* “Operando Synchrotron Measurement of Strain Evolution in Individual Alloying Anode Particles within Lithium Batteries” ACS Energy Letters, 2018, 3, (2), 349-355.
    4. N. P. Kondekar, M. G. Boebinger, E. V. Woods, M. T. McDowell* “In Situ Investigation of Transformations at Crystallographically Oriented MoS2 Interfaces” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, (37), 32394-32404.
    5. M. G. Boebinger, M. Xu, X. Ma, H. Chen, R. R. Unocic, M. T. McDowell* “Distinct Nanoscale Reaction Pathways in a Sulfide Material for Sodium and Lithium Batteries” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 11701-11709, Invited Article for 2017 “Emerging Investigators” Issue.
    6. M. T. McDowell, S. Xia, T. Zhu “The Mechanics of Large-Volume-Change Transformations in High-Capacity Battery Materials” Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2016, 9, (3) 480-494.
    • Jayaraman, S., Park, S., and Rajamanickam, R., Full-fashioned Weaving Process for Production of a Woven Garment with Intelligence Capability, US Patent No: 6,145,551, November 14, 2000. 
    • Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Fabric or Garment with Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure, US Patent No: 6,381,482, April 30, 2002.
    • Jayaraman, S., Gopalsamy, C., Rajamanickam, R., and Park, S., Method and Apparatus for Controlling Air Bag Deployment, US Patent No: 6,254,130, July 3, 2001.
    • Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Full-fashioned Garment with Sleeves Having Intelligence Capability, US Patent No: 6,315,009, November 13, 2001.
    • Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Garment in Fabric Having Intelligence Capability, Serial No: 09/713,160, US Patent No: 6,474,367, November 5, 2002.
    • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
    • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2011
    • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
    • NSF CAREER Award, 2017                                                              
    • Scialog Fellow (Research Corporation for Science Advancement), 2017
    • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, 2016
    • Georgia Tech Class of 1969 Teaching Fellow, 2016
    • American Chemical Society PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, 2016
    • Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Gold Award, 2013
    • Stanford MSE R. A. Huggins Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Research, 2013