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Kelsey B. Hatzell

Flowers Family Dean's Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Our group study materials in the context of energy systems with applications to sustainable food, energy, and water systems. Fundamentally, we are motivated to understand materials in non-equilbrium forms and we utilize suite of synchrotron x-ray techniques to understand these systems. We also look at solution processed material synthesis of low dimensional materials and materials processing challenges related to scalable manufacturing.


• NSF Career Award
• Scialog Fellow at RSCA
• ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley Lab

Selected Publications:

Tortuosity Effects in Garnet-Type Li7La3Zr2O12 Solid Electrolytes. Dixit, MB; Regala, M; Shen, FY; Xiao, XH; Hatzell, KB, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 11, 2022-2030 , (2019) View Abstract

Effect of Pore Connectivity on Li Dendrite Propagation within LLZO Electrolytes Observed with Synchrotron X-ray Tomography. Shen, FY; Dixit, MB; Xiao, XH; Hatzell, KB, ACS ENERGY LETTERS, 3, 1056-1061 , (2018) View Abstract

In Situ Electrochemical Dilatometry of Phosphate Anion Electrosorption. Moreno, D; Bootwala, Y; Tsai, WY; Gao, Q; Shen, FY; Balke, N; Hatzell, KB; Hatzell, MC, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 5, 745-749 , (2018) View Abstract