VPD Group

Jann Grovogui

Jennifer DiStefano

Materials Science and Engineering

Northwestern University

Evanston Il, 60208-3113

email: janngrovogui2021@u.northwestern.edu

Educational Background

2015 - Present Northwestern University, Doctoral Student, Materials Science and Engineering
2011-2015 University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Material Science and Engineering, Certificate Nuclear Engineering

Research Objectives

My research will focus on the optimization of the figure of merit of thermoelectric devices (ZT), which is strongly correlated with thermoelectric efficiency. I will be performing scanning and transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) in order to investigate the relation between nanostructures and their effects on the electron conduction and phonon scattering mechanisms. My goal is to identify processing techniques that will yield desirable nanostructures, necessary for the improvement in thermoelectric efficiency.