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Sam Evans

Energy Materials


Supervising Faculty: Parans Paranthaman

Sam joined the Bredesen Center in the Summer of 2017 under the direction of Parans Paranthaman.  Currently, he works on a variety of projects.  His primary project is under the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a DOE energy innovation hub, which focuses on fostering material independence for critical and near-critical elements in the United States.  That project focuses on the expansion of domestic lithium sources, for use in Li-ion batteries, through development of selective sorbents.  Other smaller projects explore the use of remediated carbon from car tires for use in battery, capacitor, and catalytic applications. When Sam isn’t in the lab he enjoys music, brewing, and getting out into the woods to hike and camp.   


Master of Science in Chemistry - Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - University of South Carolina

Awards and Recognitions

William H. Emerson Fellowship – Georgia Institute of Technology

Hiram and Lawanda Allen Award for Excellence in Chemistry – University of South Carolina

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