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Harry Thaman

Harry joined the Chueh group in November 2017 graduating from MIT with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2017. Currently, he studies the interface between lithium metal and electrolytes, called the SEI, to try and better understand why advanced batteries fail and how this can be prevented. Characterization techniques such as TEM or in-situ atomic force microscopy are a large part of this endeavor and can reveal the mechanisms of SEI formation and how its chemical, mechanical and electronic properties contribute to battery failure.  Outside of lab he likes trying new things including thai curries, hikes and board games. Highlights include a cherry blossom festival in Japantown, karaoke in Berkeley and kayaking with otters in Santa Cruz.