Veronica Augustyn

Assistant Professor

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Prof. Augustyn’s research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of materials for electrochemical energy technologies including batteries, electrochemical capacitors, electrolyzers, and fuel cells. In particular, she is interested in the relationships between material composition, structure, and morphology and the resulting electrochemical mechanisms. Her research involves the use of both liquid phase and solid state synthesis methods and a variety of in situ and in operando electrochemical techniques. She also leads an award-winning international project at NC State, SciBridge, which develops renewable energy research and education collaborations between universities in Africa and the U.S.

 

Augustyn Research Group

SciBridge Project

Education

Ph.D. 2013

Materials Science and Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. 2007

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Arizona

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2017
  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement Scialog Fellow, Advanced Energy Storage, 2017
  • BASF VW Award Electrochemistry Finalist, 2017
  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2016

Publications

Operando atomic force microscopy reveals mechanics of structural water driven battery-to-pseudocapacitor transition
Wang, R. C., Mitchell, J. B., Gao, Q., Tsai, W. Y., Boyd, S., Pharr, M., Balke, N., & Augustyn, V. (2018), ACS Nano, 12(6), 6032-6039.
Transition metal oxides for aqueous sodium-ion electrochemical energy storage
Boyd, S., & Augustyn, V. (2018), Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 5(5), 999-1015.
2D materials with nanoconfined fluids for electrochemical energy storage
Augustyn, V., & Gogotsi, Y. (2017), Joule, 1(3), 443-452.
2D materials with nanoconfined fluids for electrochemical energy storage
Augustyn, V., & Gogotsi, Y. (2017), Joule, 1(3), 443-452.
Enhanced electrochemical lithium-ion charge storage of iron oxide nanosheets
Niu, S., McFeron, R., Godinez-Salomon, F., Chapman, B. S., Damin, C. A., Tracy, J. B., Augustyn, V., & Rhodes, C. P. (2017), Chemistry of Materials, 29(18), 7794-7807.
Intrinsic limitations of atomic layer deposition for pseudocapacitive metal oxides in porous electrochemical capacitor electrodes
Daubert, J. S., Wang, R. C., Ovental, J. S., Barton, H. F., Rajagopalan, R., Augustyn, V., & Parsons, G. N. (2017), Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5(25), 13086-13097.
Transition from battery to pseudocapacitor behavior via structural water in tungsten oxide
Mitchell, J. B., Lo, W. C., Genc, A., LeBeau, J., & Augustyn, V. (2017), Chemistry of Materials, 29(9), 3928-3937.
Tuning the interlayer of transition metal oxides for electrochemical energy storage
Augustyn, V. (2017), Journal of Materials Research, 32(1), 2-15.

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