Updated: Nov 28, 2018
2018 REU Student Profile
Kyrus is studying chemical engineering at Calvin College. He joined Professor Alvarez's research group this summer to study nanotubes.
The goal of the project is to determine performance, limitations, and advantages of functionalized carbon nanotube fibers as reference electrodes in an electrolytic cell. By testing using cyclic voltammetry and square wave voltammetry, data can be collected and interpreted to determine the effectiveness and stability of these reference electrodes. Optimization of the fibers is also a key component of the project and can be optimized by changing the electrochemical method parameters, the diameter of the fibers, and the degrees of functionalization
- Kyrus Tsai