Energy Conversion and Storage
Reed is from Tucson, Arizona and moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend school at Arizona State University. His interest in science and engineering was fostered from an early age by his parents and through participation in the FIRST Lego League. This interest transitioned to majoring in Material Science and Engineering at ASU and pursuing research experience the fall of his freshman year. From October of 2009 to December of 2010 he worked for Dr. Subhash Mahajan on Gallium Nitride nano-rings. Then when Dr. Mahajan moved in 2011 he joined the group of the newly hired Dr. Candace Chan. Here he worked on electro-chemical reactions for energy storage most notably the photo-catalytic splitting of water using new novel materials. This continued from spring of 2011 to July of 2013 when he moved to Knoxville to pursue his Ph.D. During his time at ASU he also held various positions in several service organizations designed to help the ASU community and the surrounding area of Tempe. Reed has a continued interest in electro-chemical and catalytic reactions associated with the storage of energy. He finds the materials and reactions behind these systems both fascinating and necessary for the advancement of new energy technologies.
Bachelor of Science in Material Science and Engineering – Arizona State University
Awards and Recognitions
- FURI Grant Competitive University Stipend for Research and Tuition 2012 & 2013
- ASU Presidents Scholarship – 4yr Academic Scholarship 2009-2013
Li, M., Cheng, Q., Wittman, R. M., Peng, X. and Chan, C. K. (2013), Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Properties of the Copper Hydroxyphosphate Mineral Libethenite. CHEMELECTROCHEM. doi: 10.1002/celc.201300046
Reed M Wittman, Reimann Li, Candace Chan “ Charactrization of Photo-Electrochemcial Properties of Hydroxide Phosphate and Sulfate minerals” ASU project” Poster Presentation , TMS Annual Meeting, March 3-7, San Antonio Texas