Congratulations to Kevin Olson, who successfully defended his dissertation on September 27th! Olson’s dissertation, “Nonflammable Perfluoropolyether Electrolytes for Safer Lithium-Based Batteries,” focused on developing nonflammable electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries to replace the current, combustible electrolytes. His work probed how electrolyte structure affects thermal stability and electrochemical performance, opening the door for safer and more efficient batteries.
Olson’s work has been published in Polymer, Soft Matter, and Macromolecules.
In his career, Olson aims to pursue research and leadership positions in the development of polymer-based devices in the medical device industry.