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Marcel Schreier

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 starts his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in January 2020. 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


Abdulhadi Al-Zahrani

alzahrani2@wisc.edu
Abdulhadi was born in Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia, and got his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering at KFUPM in Saudi Arabi. Afterwords, he worked for Saudi Aramco and KFUPM. He joined the Schreier Group in 2019. He enjoys playing and watching soccer, walking, and reading poems.

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.

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 playing video games.

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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.

Postdoctoral Researchers


Rai Helmholtz
B.S. U of Vermilion, 2012
Ph.D. Kanto Institute of Technology, 2019

Ask Rai Helmholtz if you want to know about electrical fields at interfaces.

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.

Undergraduate Students


Teja Balasubramanian

teja.balasubramanian@wisc.edu
Teja was born in Chennai, India, but moved to Saudi Arabia when she was two months old. She graduated from Dhahran High School in 2019, and now studies Chemical Engineering at University of Wisconsin - Madison. She joined the Schreier Group in 2019. She cares about engineering for energy sustainability, and enjoys badminton, writing, and reading.

Benjamin Chiu

blchiu@wisc.edu
Ben was born in New Orange, New Jersey, and spent his primary school years in Kenosha Wisconsin. He then moved to Berwyn, Pennsylvania where he finished up secondary education. He now studies Chemical Engineering at University of Wisconsin - Madison. He joined the Schreier Group in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, playing music, and playing board games.

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.


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