Chemistry majors present at Electrochemical Society meeting

Two chemistry majors – Daniel Donnelly ’19 and Sophia Tiano ’19 – recently presented their research at the 233rd meeting of the Electrochemical Society in Seattle, Washington.

“This unprecedented opportunity for our undergraduates to present their work at a national conference not only provides them with tremendous networking possibilities, but also gives them a glimpse of what their lives as future Ph.D. students will look like,” said assistant professor Dr. Thomas Arruda, who accompanied the students to Seattle.

Donnelly’s presentation was titled “Understanding the Effects of Sulfate/Bisulfate Ions on Electrolytes for Vanadium/Sulfuric Acid Redox Flow Batteries.” His research was conducted with Arruda and Charles Patrissi, a research chemist at Newport’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

Tiano’s presentation was titled “Measurements of Diffusion of Vanadium Species in Electrolyte Solutions.” Her research was conducted with Arruda and Jamie Lawton, a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Founded in 1902, the Electrochemical Society is an educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology.

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