Josh is a chemical engineering PhD student and Dean’s Fellow at Arizona State University (ASU), where he studies operando electron microscopy under Professor Peter Crozier. Josh’s research focuses on the investigation of energy conversion materials in working conditions. He is particularly interested in the atomic-scale study of heterogeneous catalysts using aberration-corrected imaging and in situ electron energy-loss spectroscopy. His work has been recognized by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), who selected him as a Student Scholar this year. Josh is a member of the MSA Student Council, and this year he serves as a symposium organizer for the MSA In Situ and Operando Microscopy in Liquids and Gases focused interest group. At his home institution, Josh is the Vice President of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Association. His full CV detailing his research activity and professional service is available below.
Before pursuing a PhD at ASU, Josh graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). There, he worked on solid oxide devices in the University of Maryland Energy Research Center. Aside from his work on energy materials, part of his studies centered on the sociology and philosophy of science and technology, leading him to receive a certificate in science, technology, and society (STS) studies. Outside of the lab, Josh enjoys hiking, writing, and music.