Rachel E. Carter was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), with the support of Dr. Corey T. Love. She received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University under the supervision of Dr. Cary L. Pint. Her dissertation research focused on material and processing challenges for alkali-sulfur batteries, which boast 6X the energy of Li-ion with lower cost and more environmentally friendly materials.
Carter continues to work on sulfur chemistries at NRL, while also focusing on safer and more effective uses of conventional Li-ion batteries. The main contribution of her postdoctoral appointment emphasized thermo-electrochemical coupling in batteries by studying spatial and temporal thermal gradients. In efforts to support women in STEM, Rachel was a co-founder of the Partnership of Women across the Naval Research Enterprise and has had the opportunity to mentor many young female researchers from the high school to graduate level.
9:30 AM–9:45 AM Dec 2, 2019
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Dec 4, 2019