Welcome to Tugrul and Woong!


Tugrul and Woong are joining the lab as postdocs.

Tugrul Ertugrul (left) is a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Tennessee in Dr. Matthew Mench’s Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Laboratory. He recently received his PhD in mechanical engineering and minor in computational science from the University of Tennessee. His PhD dissertation mainly focused on determining mass transport parameters in vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) porous electrodes. His research interests also include electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems such as fuel cells (SOFC, PEM), Li-ion batteries and PEM electrolyzers.

Woong Choi (right) received his Ph.D.(2018) in Chemistry at Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology (KAIST). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher under the direction of Prof. Hyunjoon Song at KAIST. During his Ph.D., he had studied the design of metal and semiconductor nanostructures as photo- and electro-catalysts for energy conversion. His research interest is in designing an efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction system.