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Holland Hysmith

Cross-Cutting Energy Sciences


Supervising Faculty: Dr. Mahshid Ahmadi

Holland joined the Energy Science and Engineering Program in Fall 2020. Her research area studies the development of perovskite solar cells for memristor devices.

She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Tech with a distinction of major in undergraduate research. Pursuing her passion for materials research, she was fortunate to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for four consecutive summers. Additionally, she was a part of the Physics and Materials Science Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) at Penn State in 2018. Prior to joining the program, she worked as an intern at Electro-Active Technologies Inc., a start-up company focused on using food waste as a pathway for the development of hydrogen gas.

Awards and Recognitions

2022 Student Advisory Council Member

2019 Tennessee Tech Engineering Eminence Award

2018 Goldwater Scholarship Nominee


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