Rachel Gorelik

Rachel is a current Ph.D. student and NSF GRFP fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering program at ASU. In Spring 2021 she joined the labs of Professor Crozier and Professor Arunima Singh. Her current research interests are in Developing predictive models for the electrochemical stability of metastable materials, as well as studying defect configurations in doped Ceria for catalysis applications.
She received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Arizona, where she graduated summa cum laude. During her undergraduate studies, she studied topics such as DFT modeling of Li diffusion in fullerene crystals and distortion modeling of additive manufacturing processes. She also completed a year-long NSF REM program, during which she spent a summer at a UCSD lab working on FEM modeling of phononic metamaterials. During the course of her undergraduate research, she presented as lead author on her work at two conferences and was treasurer of Material Advantage and Keramos. In her free time, Rachel enjoys writing, travel, designing custom LEGO sets, and playing tennis.