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Matthias Agne

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: 541-346-0407
Research Interests: Thermodynamics, Transport, Batteries, Thermoelectrics


B.S./M.S., Materials Science and Engineering , Drexel University (Michel W. Barsoum), 2015.

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University (G. Jeffrey Snyder), 2020.

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry, University of Münster (Wolfgang G. Zeier), 2020-2023.




Research Interests

The Agne Lab does technology-motivated fundamental research of energy and environmental materials using a combined theoretical, computational and experimental approach. Thermodynamic principles and microscopic models are used to build an understanding of complex behavior in solids, such as thermal, electronic and ionic transport, and targeted experiments are used to test our theories. In particular, we are interested in experimentally characterizing and theoretically describing atomic vibrational dynamics in order to develop predictive models of transport phenomena in solid-state battery materials, thermoelectrics, and superconductors. We also work to identify and mitigate thermodynamic driving forces for interfacial instability in electrochemical and engineering systems.

Currently, our group is looking to grow! We are seeking curious problem-solvers at all academic levels who are interested to innovate the design-space of energy and environmental materials for next-generation technologies and a sustainable future!