Alpesh Khushalchand Shukla’s research interests include study of phase transformations in lithium-ion battery materials using materials characterization techniques such as aberration-corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, electron tomography and precession electron diffraction. Dr. Shukla collaborates with several chemists and electrochemists in the Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technology (BATT) program and complements the research in electrochemisty and synthesis with his expertise in electron microscopy, crystallography and materials science. Dr. Shukla holds a Ph.D degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, a Masters Degree in Materials Science and Mechanics from Michigan State University and a Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Prior to joining ESDR/EETD as a staff research associate in October 2011, Dr. Shukla worked as a postdoctoral fellow in EETD and MSD under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Richardson, Dr. Jordi Cabana and Dr. Steve Visco where he worked on several materials science projects on energy storage and solid oxide fuel cells. Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, he was a project engineer at Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, OH and a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, where he performed electron microscopy research on structural materials.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVTIES AND SERVICES
• Member, National Center of Electron Microscopy User Executive Committee, May 2012 to present.
• Chair, TMS Young Leaders Committee, 2010-2011. Member of the Young Leader Program since 2007. Involved in various activities targeted towards young researchers, engineers and students. Dr. Shukla was awarded the 2008 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award.
• Member, TMS Content Development Dissemination Committee (formerly the Publications Committee and the Information Technology Committee).
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