Jesus Miguel Lopez Baltazar, undergraduate student
Jesus is a chemical engineering major at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In the Summer of 2014, he joined Dr. Yunfeng Lu’s research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering working with electrochemical double-layered capacitors during his participation at the Transfer Student Summer Research Program (TSSRP) at UCLA. He has continued to do research in Dr. Lu's lab, focusing on novel nonporous materials for applications in electrochemical energy-storage devices. In the Summer of 2015, he worked with graphene oxide thin films in Dr. Jiaxing Huang’s research group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University as an International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) REU student. Upon graduation, he plans to join a Ph. D program in chemical engineering, where his research will possibly focus on the study, synthesis, and characterization of nanoscale and nanoporous inorganic materials for applications in electrochemical energy storage devices, nanotechnology, catalysis, and sustainable energy. He was a part of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) as a 2016 summer intern in the Casey lab.