Tim is a Ph.D. student in the SALT Research Group studying microelectrodes for hydrogen diffusivity measurements in molten fluoride salts. Before graduate studies, he received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Penn State University. During his undergraduate studies, he studied the reduction of transition metal oxides in molten lithium chloride salt with the Kim Group.
At UCB, he is working on the development of microelectrodes for independent measurements of the diffusivity and concentration of hydrogen in FLiBe, employing both computational modeling of the system along with experimental construction and testing.
- Claire T. Chen (UCB Phys & Astrophys) COMSOL modeling of microelectrode construction.
- Eric Smith (UCB MechE) CAD and Experimental Development for microelectrodes and test stand.