Alexandra Easley

Texas A&M

Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexandra Easley received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University, where she worked with Jodie Lutkenhaus as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). Her Ph.D. research focused on the fundamental properties and applications of non-conjugated polymers for energy storage. Prior to graduate school, she obtained her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She is currently a Klarman postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University advised by Brett Fors.

2023 ACS Fall POLY: CME NASA Symposium Abstract

Design of Macromolecular Radicals for Next Generation Energy Storage

To curb reliance on strategic elements in Lithium-ion batteries, organic-based redox-active materials have received considerable attention as alternative electrode materials. New active material chemistries seek to address the need for on-demand deconstruction and reconstruction of batteries. In this talk, I will present the use of Hansen solubility parameters to rationally design of polymeric with enhanced performance. Additionally, the design of degradable redox-active polypeptides and their performance in metal-free batteries will be discussed.