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Michelle Lehmann

Energy Materials


Originally from Bairnsdale, Australia, Michelle lived in Knoxville for a while before obtaining her bachelor degree from the University of Tennessee. During her time at UT, Michelle was involved in undergraduate research with Dr. Counce and interned at ORNL. Michelle returned to ORNL after graduation for a post-bachelor internship with Dr. Saito. Michelle’s current research interests include polymer electrolytes, ion exchange membranes and membrane separations.


Polymer electrolytes, ion exchange membranes


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professional Service

Director 2018-2019 – American Institute for Chemical Engineers

Awards and Recognitions

  • S. Watson Award for Outstanding Research in Separation Science (2017)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise (2017)
  • CBE research poster competition - 2nd place (2016)
  • SARIF Graduate Research Assistantship. (Summer 2016)
  • Pellissippi State - Natural and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Graduate Award (2014)
  • Chemistry Ambassador Award from the American Chemical Society. (2014)


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