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Marcel Schreier

Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor
mschreier2@wisc.edu
Engineering Hall 3016

Marcel received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from EPFL and his master’s degree in Chemical and Bioengineering from ETH Zurich. During his studies, Marcel worked on Li-Ion Batteries at BASF and investigated Fischer-Tropsch refining catalysts at the University of Alberta. His master’s research was performed in the laboratory of Sossina Haile at Caltech, where he designed materials for fuel cell electrodes. He subsequently joined the laboratory of Michael Grätzel at EPFL, where he developed electrocatalysts and devices for the sunlight-driven conversion of CO2 to fuels. Following his passion for fundamental electrochemistry, he moved to MIT, where he worked with Yogi Surendranath as an SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow. He subsequently joined the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison as the Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor. Marcel wants to understand how the structure of the electrochemical interface and the surface chemistry of catalytic materials influence the fundamental mechanisms which drive chemical transformations using electrical energy. Apart from electrochemistry, Marcel is passionate about wired and wireless communication systems, Modern Art, energy systems, technologies of all kinds and policy. He also likes to row on rivers and lakes and hiking in the Swiss mountains.

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Graduate Students


Christine Lucky

clucky@wisc.edu
Christine went to high school in northern Virginia before attending Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in May 2017. After graduation she worked for Barr Engineering, focusing on process development and water treatment, until beginning graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the fall of 2019. She joined the Schreier Group in 2019. Outside of the lab, Christine enjoys ultimate frisbee, baking, and board games. Click to learn more!

Harshal Bakshi

hbakshi@wisc.edu
Harshal was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated in 2019 from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked with Dr. Ryan Lively in MOFs as a biofuel separation strategy and Dr. Matthew Realff in CO2 sequestration simulations while there. He joined the Schreier Group in 2019. In his free time, Harshal enjoys reading fantasy novels, going on runs, and building keyboards. Click to learn more!

Zach Oliver

zoliver@wisc.edu
Zachary grew up outside of Hartford, Connecticut and attended the University of Rochester, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2020. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he studied high-throughput modeling of groove-feed extruders at Davis-Standard and the scale-up of emulsion aggregation mixing processes with Dr. David Foster and Xerox Corporation. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Zach enjoys reading, going on bike rides, and spending time at the beach. Click to learn more!

Join us!

What can you expect?

Students in our group work at the intersection of inorganic chemistry, engineering and fundamental electrochemistry. They learn to understand through which mechanisms electric fields influence chemical reactivity and how these mechanisms can be tailored to accomplish the transformations we desire. We use tools such as voltammetry, differential electrochemical mass spectrometry, electrochemical kinetics, kinetics simulation and spectroscopy to answer our research questions which center on the electrochemical transformation of large molecules. Students interact with the broader electrocatalysis community in a global context and establish their personal connections therein.

What should you bring with you?

An interest in electrochemistry, a passion for catalysis and as much curiosity as you can!

How to join?

Write an email to Prof. Schreier.

Christine Lucky

clucky@wisc.edu

Christine went to high school in northern Virginia before attending Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering in May 2017. After graduation she worked for Barr Engineering, focusing on process development and water treatment, until beginning graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in the fall of 2019. She joined the Schreier Group in 2019. Outside of the lab, Christine enjoys ultimate frisbee, baking, and board games.

Prior Institutions

  • Washington University in Saint Louis (2017)

Awards

  • Roland A. Ragatz Discussion Award - First Place
  • National Science Foundation - GRFP

Harshal Bakshi

hbakshi@wisc.edu

Harshal was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated in 2019 from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked with Dr. Ryan Lively in MOFs as a biofuel separation strategy and Dr. Matthew Realff in CO2 sequestration simulations while there. He joined the Schreier Group in 2019. In his free time, Harshal enjoys reading fantasy novels, going on runs, and building keyboards

Prior Institutions

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (2019)

Zach Oliver

zoliver@wisc.edu

Zachary grew up outside of Hartford, Connecticut and attended the University of Rochester, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2020. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he studied high-throughput modeling of groove-feed extruders at Davis-Standard and the scale-up of emulsion aggregation mixing processes with Dr. David Foster and Xerox Corporation. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Zach enjoys reading, going on bike rides, and spending time at the beach.

Prior Institutions

  • University of Rochester (2020)

Postdoctoral Researchers


Johnson Chen

hchen548@wisc.edu
Johnson grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) with majors in Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering. After receiving his MS degree at NTHU under Prof. Michael Huang, he followed his interest in catalysis and renewable energy to UC Berkeley, where he worked under Prof. Alex Bell as an exchange scholar. Johnson obtained his PhD under Prof. Richard Tilley and Prof. Justin Gooding at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He enjoys salsa dancing, cooking, hiking and taking videos with his drone. Click to learn more!

Johnson Chen

hchen548@wisc.edu

Johnson grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) with majors in Chemistry and Material Science and Engineering. He later received his master's degree at NTHU, working with Prof. Michael Huang on the facet-dependent electric conductivity of semiconductor nanocrystals. Driven by his growing interest in catalysis and renewable energy, he joined the University of California, Berkeley as an exchange scholar in the Energy Bioscience Institute. During his year there, he worked with Prof. Alex Bell and collaborators at MIT to transform sugar into furanic compounds using zeolite catalysts. Then, following his passion to understand and control interfacial reactions at the atomic level, he carried out his Ph.D. work under Prof. Richard Tilley and Prof. Justin Gooding at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. There, he developed methods to control surface faceting while modifying the degree of ordering in alloy catalysts. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Chemistry, Johnson joined the Schreier Group in 2021. He enjoys salsa dancing, cooking, hiking and flying his drone.

Prior Institutions

  • University of California, Berkeley (2014)
  • National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) (2015)
  • University of New South Wales (2021)

Awards

  • The Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses/ University of New South Wales (2021)
  • Don Craig Memorial Prize/ School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (2021)
  • Government Scholarship to Study Abroad/ Taiwanese Ministry of Education (2018)
  • Black Scholarship/ School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales (2018)
  • University Postgraduate International Awards/ University of New South Wales (2017)

Undergraduate Students


Taobo Wang

twang463@wisc.edu
Taobo is from Beijing, China. He graduated from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University and spent two years at the School of Pharmacy, Peking University. He transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2019, majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Apart from lab, he enjoys playing table tennis, playing video games, and watching anime. Click to learn more!

Logan Murphy

lmurphy9@wisc.edu
Logan is from Lakeville, Minnesota, where he graduated from Lakeville North High School. He is studying chemical engineering here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a two-time recipient of the Ellis C. Riplinger scholarship for chemical engineering undergrads. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Outside of school, he enjoys thrifting and buying records for his record player. Click to learn more!

Bill Yan

wyan34@wisc.edu
Bill was born in Hong Kong, and grew up travelling between Hong Kong and Guangdong, China. He attended Fox Valley Lutheran high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, and graduated in 2018. He is now studying at University of Wisconsin - Madison, with majors in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. He joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In addition to research, he also enjoys weight training, scuba diving, watching anime, and playing music. Click to learn more!

Jina Cho

ycho94@wisc.edu
Jina was born in Korea, but later moved to Vancoucer where she graduated from Terry Fox secondary school. She's currently studying chemical engineering here at the UW-Madison. After her junior year, she spent a gap year working at ESEM lab in SKKU studying multivalent metals in batteries. Jina joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching movies. Click to learn more!

Rung Shih

cshih8@wisc.edu
Rung is from Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from Taipei First Girls' High School in 2019. She then came to UW-Madison where she studies Chemical Engineering. Rung joined the Schreier Group in 2021. She enjoys solving jigsaw puzzles, weight training, photography, and going to classical concerts. Click to learn more!

Join us!

What can you expect?

Students in our group work at the intersection of inorganic chemistry, engineering and fundamental electrochemistry. They learn to understand through which mechanisms electric fields influence chemical reactivity and how these mechanisms can be tailored to accomplish the transformations we desire. We use tools such as voltammetry, differential electrochemical mass spectrometry, electrochemical kinetics, kinetics simulation and spectroscopy to answer our research questions which center on the electrochemical transformation of large molecules. Students interact with the broader electrocatalysis community in a global context and establish their personal connections therein.

What should you bring with you?

An interest in electrochemistry, a passion for catalysis and as much curiosity as you can!

How to join?

Write an email to Prof. Schreier.

Bill Yan

wyan34@wisc.edu

Bill was born in Hong Kong, and grew up travelling between Hong Kong and Guangdong, China. He attended Fox Valley Lutheran high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, and graduated in 2018. He is now studying at University of Wisconsin - Madison, with majors in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. He joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In addition to research, he also enjoys weight training, scuba diving, watching anime, and playing music.

Prior Institutions

  • Fox Valley Lutheran High School

Awards

  • Willard W. Hodge Scholarship (2020)
  • UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study (2019-2021)
  • Dean's Honor List (2018-2021)

Taobo Wang

twang463@wisc.edu

Taobo is from Beijing, China. He graduated from the High School Affiliated to Renmin University and spent two years at the School of Pharmacy at Peking University. He transferred to the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2019, majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Apart from lab, he enjoys playing table tennis, playing video games, and watching anime.

Prior Institutions

  • Peking University (2018)

Awards

  • Basan Distinguished Medical Student Scholarship (2018)
  • Willard W. Hodge Scholarship (2020)
  • Hilldale Scholarship (2021)

Logan Murphy

lmurphy9@wisc.edu

Logan is from Lakeville, Minnesota, where he graduated from Lakeville North High School. He is studying chemical engineering here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a two-time recipient of the Ellis C. Riplinger scholarship for chemical engineering undergrads. He joined the Schreier Group in 2020. Outside of school, he enjoys thrifting and buying records for his record player.

Prior Institutions

  • Lakeville North High School (2018)

Awards

  • Ellis C. Riplinger scholarship (2019-2020)

Jina Cho

ycho94@wisc.edu

Jina was born in Korea, but later moved to Vancoucer where she graduated from Terry Fox secondary school. She's currently studying chemical engineering here at the UW-Madison. After her junior year, she spent a gap year working at ESEM lab in SKKU studying multivalent metals in batteries. Jina joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching movies.

Prior Institutions

  • Terry Fox Secondary School (2017)

Rung Shih

cshih8@wisc.edu

Rung is from Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from Taipei First Girls' High School in 2019. She then came to UW-Madison where she studies Chemical Engineering. Rung joined the Schreier Group in 2021. She enjoys solving jigsaw puzzles, weight training, photography, and going to classical concerts.

Prior Institutions

  • Taipei First Girls’ High School (2019)

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