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Ismael Rodriguez Perez

Ismael Rodriguez Perez

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Ismael Rodríguez Pérez came from México in 2002 at the age of 9, where he went to school in the State of Washington. He went on to receive his BS in Chemistry from Gonzaga University in 2014 and then obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Oregon State University in 2018. He immediately joined the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow working in stationary energy storage research for grid-level applications. He will work on a variety of technologies, but more specifically “Dual-ion batteries” and “Water-in-Salt electrolytes”. During his Ph.D., he was focused on performance-driven testing and characterization of battery materials and electrolytes for beyond Li-ion and Li-ion batteries and was also the safety and laboratory manager of his research group. He worked on investigating electrolytes and organic crystalline solids as advanced electrodes for aqueous and non-aqueous Dual-ion, Na-ion, K-ion, and Mg-ion batteries for energy storage applications. Furthermore, he investigated potential syntheses and characterization of organic crystals to fine-tune their electrochemical properties.

Research Interests

  • Dual-Ion Batteries
  • Water-in-Salt Electrolytes
  • Organic Crystalline Solids for Energy Storage
  • Energy Storage Devices
  • Electrochemistry
  • Structure-Property Relations in Materials
  • Organic and inorganic synthesis

Education and Credentials

  • BS in Chemistry from Gonzaga University in 2014
  • Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Oregon State University in 2018

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the Electrochemical Society

Awards and Recognitions

  • Neware Technology Limited Student Poster Competition 1st Place Award (2017)
  • Arnold Johnson Jr Graduate Fellowship – Oregon State University (2016)
  • Benedict Graduate Fellowship for most Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student – Oregon State University (2016)
  • Dandeneau Family Graduate Fellowship – Oregon State University (2016)
  • Ken & Lise Hedberg Graduate Fellowship – Oregon State University (2016)
  • Milton Harris Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Exceptional Teaching Performance (2016)
  • Outstanding TA Award (2015)
  • Gonzaga University Presidential Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Assistant Award (2011-2013)
  • Gonzaga University Dean’s Scholarship (2010-2014)

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