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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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Meet our group members


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!

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!

Meg Kelly

makelly8@wisc.edu
Meg grew up near Boston, MA, and graduated in 2021 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She worked with Dr. Sievers in heterogeneous catalysis for lignin valorization. She joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In her free time, Meg likes baking, reading, and building lego sets. Click to learn more!

Lee Fuller

ldfuller@wisc.edu
Lee grew up outside of Chicago, IL. In 2021, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with an ACS certified bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, Lee worked on electrochemical CO2 reduction under Dr. Sujat Sen. He joined the Schreier group in 2021. In his free time, Lee enjoys fishing, spending time outdoors, and watching football. Click to learn more!

Alex Zielinski

ajzielinski@wisc.edu
Alex spent his youth in central Massachusetts where he later attended Worcester State University. In 2018, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and began working at Dupont Electronics and Imaging in Marlborough, MA. In the Advanced Packaging Technologies division, he performed R&D on copper electrodeposition and on polymer composite materials. In 2021, Alex began his graduate studies at The University of Wisconsin – Madison and joined the Schreier group. Alex enjoys biking, running, and gaming. Click to learn more!

Seonmyeong Noh

snoh22@wisc.edu
Seonmyeong grew up in Gwangju City, South Korea. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and a Master’s degree in Polymer Engineering in 2017 from Chonnam National University. After graduation, he worked at several institutes, including for AMERI and KRIBB. Seonmyeong joined the Schreier group in 2022. He enjoys running, playing soccer, and watching sports. Click to learn more!

Quintin Blad

qblad@wisc.edu
Quintin grew up outside Ankeny, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2022. In the summer of 2022, Quintin interned at Los Alamos National Labs, working on novel separation processes. He then joined the Schreier Group in the fall of 2022. Outside of the lab, Quintin enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, and cooking. 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

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)

Meg Kelly

makelly8@wisc.edu

Meg grew up near Boston, MA, and graduated in 2021 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She worked with Dr. Sievers in heterogeneous catalysis for lignin valorization. She joined the Schreier Group in 2021. In her free time, Meg likes baking, reading, and building lego sets.

Prior Institutions

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (2021)

Lee Fuller

ldfuller@wisc.edu

Lee grew up outside of Chicago, IL. In 2021, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with an ACS certified bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. As an undergraduate, Lee worked on electrochemical CO2 reduction under Dr. Sujat Sen. He joined the Schreier group in 2021. In his free time, Lee enjoys fishing, spending time outdoors, and watching football.

Prior Institutions

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2021)

Awards

  • ACS La Crosse-Winona Chapter Outstanding Senior
  • ACS Division of Physical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Outstanding Student in Physical Chemistry
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Outstanding Student in Inorganic Chemistry
  • 2020 UW-L Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

Alex Zielinski

ajzielinski@wisc.edu

Alex spent his youth in central Massachusetts where he later attended Worcester State University. In 2018, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and began working at Dupont Electronics and Imaging in Marlborough, MA. In the Advanced Packaging Technologies division, he performed R&D on copper electrodeposition and on polymer composite materials. In 2021, Alex began his graduate studies at The University of Wisconsin – Madison and joined the Schreier group. Alex enjoys biking, running, and gaming.

Prior Institutions

  • Worcester State University (2018)

Awards

  • 2018 Worcester State University Student Leadership Award in Chemistry

Seonmyeong Noh

snoh22@wisc.edu

Seonmyeong grew up in Gwangju City, South Korea. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and a Master’s degree in Polymer Engineering in 2017 from Chonnam National University. After graduation, he worked at several institutes, including for AMERI and KRIBB. Seonmyeong joined the Schreier group in 2022. He enjoys running, playing soccer, and watching sports.

Prior Institutions

  • Chonnam National University (2017)

Quintin Blad

qblad@wisc.edu

Quintin grew up outside Ankeny, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2022. In the summer of 2022, Quintin interned at Los Alamos National Labs, working on novel separation processes. He then joined the Schreier Group in the fall of 2022. Outside of the lab, Quintin enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, and cooking.

Prior Institutions

  • The University of Iowa (2022)

Awards

  • University of Iowa Koch Undergraduate Teaching Award

Undergraduate Students


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!

Sara Anne Bender

sbender4@wisc.edu
Sara is from the Milwaukee area where she graduated from Shorewood High School in 2020. She is majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in math at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Schreier Group in 2022. Outside of school she enjoys biking and reading. Click to learn more!

Charlotte Yeh

syeh7@wisc.edu
Charlotte is from Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in Shanghai, China. She graduated from Shanghai High School International Division in 2019. She then came to UW-Madison and is currently a chemical engineering undergraduate. She joined the Schreier group in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV shows, building lego sets, and playing basketball. Click to learn more!

Emily Rislov

rislov@wisc.edu
Emily is from the Milwaukee area and graduated from Arrowhead High School in 2020. She is studying chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently in her junior year. Emily joined the Schreier Group in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, doing jigsaw puzzles, downhill skiing, and spending time on the lake. Click to learn more!

Alex Meyer

armeyer8@wisc.edu
Alex is an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Madison majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is from the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota, where she graduated from Lakeville South High School. She joined The Schreier Group in 2022. Outside of school, she loves painting, camping with her family, and four wheeling at her grandparents farm. 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)

Sara Anne Bender

sbender4@wisc.edu

Sara is from the Milwaukee area where she graduated from Shorewood High School in 2020. She is majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in math at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Schreier Group in 2022. Outside of school she enjoys biking and reading.

Prior Institutions

  • Shorewood High School (2020)

Awards

  • Melby Freshman Scholarship (2020)
  • Dorothy Marshall Frawley Scholarship (2020)
  • Melby Scholarship (2021)
  • Dana L. Craig Scholarship (2022)

Charlotte Yeh

syeh7@wisc.edu

Charlotte is from Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in Shanghai, China. She graduated from Shanghai High School International Division in 2019. She then came to UW-Madison and is currently a chemical engineering undergraduate. She joined the Schreier group in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV shows, building lego sets, and playing basketball.

Prior Institutions

  • Shanghai High School International Division (2019)

Emily Rislov

rislov@wisc.edu

Emily is from the Milwaukee area and graduated from Arrowhead High School in 2020. She is studying chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently in her junior year. Emily joined the Schreier Group in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, doing jigsaw puzzles, downhill skiing, and spending time on the lake.

Prior Institutions

  • Arrowhead Union High School (2020)

Alex Meyer

armeyer8@wisc.edu

Alex is an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Madison majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is from the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota, where she graduated from Lakeville South High School. She joined The Schreier Group in 2022. Outside of school, she loves painting, camping with her family, and four wheeling at her grandparents farm.

Prior Institutions

  • Lakeville South High School

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