Isa was a member of the research team at the Nanomaterials and Thin Films Lab from 2013 to 2015 as an undergraduate research assistant and a post-bachelors research assistant. Her research in the lab focused on three projects that utilized thin films and nanomaterials in innovated energy technologies. The projects included: photoelectrochemical water-splitting using thin-films deposited through atomic-layer-deposition on nanoparticle substrates, the electrodeposition of manganese dioxide nanoflowers on vertically aligned carbon nanotubes for use in supercapacitor applications, and on an anode grid embodiment for a field emission heat engine device.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in Energy and the Environment from Duke University in 2015 and subsequently worked as a SULI intern at the National Renewable Energy Lab under Dr. David Ginley. She plans to continue pursuing a career in renewable energy technologies.
Awards and Honors
Benjamin Newton Duke Memorial Scholarship
National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar
Otto Meier Jr. Tau Beta Pi Award
Cordova, IA; Peng, Q; Ferrall, IL; Rieth, AJ; Hoertz, PG; Glass, JT(2015)."Enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation via atomic layer deposition of TiO 2 on fluorine-doped tin oxide nanoparticle films" Nanoscale.7(18): 8584- 8592 More info
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