Kelsey Hatzell earned her Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at Drexel University, her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and her B.S./B.A. in Engineering/Economics from Swarthmore College.
Hatzell’s research group works on multifunctional coatings and understanding phenomena at solid|liquid and solid|solid interfaces. The Inks and Interfaces group works on an array of different applications related to solid state batteries, electrochemical fuel production, printing, water desalination, and separations application. She is interested in understanding far-from equilibrium material systems and utilizes a suite of x-ray and neutron techniques to understand these systems. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
Hatzell was an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley Lab and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She received the Arthur Nowick Award from Materials Research and the Silver Graduate Student Award in the Materials Research Society. Since joining Vanderbilt she has won the ORAU Powe Junior Faculty Award (2017), NSF CAREER Award (2019), ECS Toyota Young Investigator Award (2019), and is a finalist for the BASF/Volkswagen Science in Electrochemistry Award. Hatzell was also named a SCIALOG Fellow in energy storage by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement (2017-2019).