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Dr. Jamie Warner

Director

Dr. Jamie H. Warner was appointed as Director of the Texas Materials Institute in July 2022. He joined the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in January 2020 to lead the new Electron Microscopy Facility located in the Engineering Education and Research Center, Texas Materials Institute and the Cockrell School of Engineering. Prior to this he spent 13 years in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, where he held the position of Professor of Materials and led the Nanostructured Materials Group. His research focuses on the next generation of nanostructured materials with unique properties that will impact electronic, opto-electronic, and energy applications. The core foundation of his research is on the atomic level structure and dynamics of nanomaterials realized through state-of-the-art aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy. A wide range of nanoscale characterization tools (TEM, SEM, AFM, FIB) are also used to probe materials across all dimension scales. New types of nanoscale opto-electronic devices are produced in clean-room nanofabrication facilities, utilizing materials ranging from 2D Crystals (graphene, BN, MoS2, WS2 etc), 1D wires and nanotubes, to 0D quantum dots.

He completed a PhD in Physics at the University of Queensland in 2004, and then spent 18 months as a post-doc in New Zealand and Australia, before moving to the Department of Materials at Oxford in November 2006. In October 2008, He was awarded the University of Oxford's Glasstone Fellowship in Science to start an independent research group. At this same time, he began a Kurti Junior Research Fellowship in Science at Brasenose College. In October 2010, he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the topic of nanomaterials and electron microscopy. From October 2011-2014, he was also a Governing body member of Balliol College, as a Research Fellow in Science. In September 2012, he moved from Senior Research Fellow to Academic Staff, a 'Research Lecturer' in the Department of Materials. In May 2014, he became Associate Professor in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. In July 2014, he was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Materials in Oxford.

In Fall 2014, he was a Visiting Professor at MIT in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and during 2016 he spent the Fall term as Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering at MIT, teaching a special options postgraduate course on 2D Materials and undertaking extensive research collaborations with faculty. He was a visiting Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea from 2014-2018, teaching a post-graduate course on 2D materials for Energy and Opto-Electronic Applications. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. He graduated 30 PhD students during his time at the University of Oxford.

In 2019, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2017, he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for 5 years on Large Area Transparent Opto-Electronics. In 2018, he was listed as one of the top 10 ‘highly prolific’ authors for ACS Nano since its inception. In 2019 he was the ACS Nano Lectureship winner. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Materials Today Advances, and is on the Editorial Boards of Materials TodayMaterials Today ChemistryApplied Materials TodayMaterials Today Nano, and Materials Today Energy. In 2020 he joined the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano.

He has >320 peer reviewed publications, with >170 as the corresponding author, including ScienceNature MaterialsNature NanotechnologyNature Communications (x3), Nano Letters (x16), Advanced Materials (x4), ACS Nano (x60), on the topics of nanomaterials for opto-electronics, energy, bio-applications, and quantum materials. Jamie Warner’s google scholar citations.

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Dr. Venkat Subramanian

Graduate Advisor

Professor Venkat R. Subramanian received his B.Tech. degree in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, India, in 1997, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, in 2001. Dr. Subramanian is an elected ECS Fellow, is a past elected chair of IEEE division of the Electrochemical Society. He is also a past elected technical editor of the Electrochemical Society. He is also a past elected chair of Area 1e: (Electrochemical Engineering) of the AIChE.

His group aims to be the world’s leading group in the area of model-based Battery Management System (BMS) and model-based design of current and next-generation energy storage devices. His group has made contributions to the fundamental science of capacity fade (KMC simulation of SEI).

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Dr. David Mitlin

Graduate Studies Committee Chair

Dr. David Mitlin is a David Allen Cockrell Endowed Professor at the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he was a Professor and General Electric Chair at Clarkson University, and an Assistant, Associate and full Professor at the University of Alberta. Dr. Mitlin has published about 150 peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of energy storage and conversion materials, which are cited nearly 2000 times per year. Dr. Mitlin holds 5 U.S. patents with several others pending full applications. He received a Doctorate in Materials Science from U.C. Berkeley in 2000, a M.S. from Penn State in 1996, and B.S. from RPI in 1995.