Josh is a chemical engineering PhD student and Dean’s Fellow at Arizona State University (ASU), where he studies operando electron microscopy under Professor Peter Crozier. He is currently interested in reducible oxide-promoted oxygen transfer catalysis which is often at the heart of many important clean and renewable energy applications. He has expertise in aberration-corrected S/TEM imaging and in situ electron energy-loss spectroscopy.
His work has been recognized by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), who honored him with a Student Scholar Award at M&M 2018, and by the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM), who distinguished him as an up-and-coming Young Scientist. Josh is an active student leader within the MSA, and for two of the annual meetings he has served as a symposium organizer for the In Situ and Operando Microscopy in Liquids and Gases focused interest group. At his home institution, Josh has served as the President of ASU’s Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association. His full CV detailing his research activity and professional service is available below.
Before pursuing a PhD at ASU, Josh graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). There, he worked on solid oxide devices in the University of Maryland Energy Research Center. He also completed a two-year internship with a solid oxide fuel cell start-up company. Aside from his work on energy materials, part of his studies centered on the sociology and philosophy of science and technology, leading him to receive a certificate in science, technology, and society (STS) studies. Outside of the lab, Josh enjoys hiking, writing, and music.