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Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer L. Schaefer

Email: Jennifer.L.Schaefer.43@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-5114

Office: 205G McCourtney Hall

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2014

M.Eng., B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering, Widener University, 2008

B.S., Chemistry, Widener University, 2008

Biography

Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, 2015 - present                                                                                                                                           NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2014 - 2015                                                                                                     Adjunct Lecturer, Tompkins Cortland Community College, 2013

 

Selected Publications

L. C. Merrill and J. L. Schaefer, “The influence of interfacial chemistry on magnesium electrodeposition in non-nucleophilic electrolytes using sulfone-ether mixtures,” Frontiers in Chemistry, 7, 194, 2019. https://doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2019.00194

H. O. Ford, L. C. Merrill, P. He, S. P. Upadhyay, and J. L. Schaefer, “Cross-Linked Ionomer Gel Separators for Polysulfide Shuttle Mitigation in Magnesium–Sulfur Batteries: Elucidation of Structure–Property Relationships,” Macromolecules, 51, 8333-9068, 2018. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01717

L. C. Merrill and J. L. Schaefer, "Conditioning-Free Electrolytes for Magnesium Batteries Using Sufone-Ether Mixtures with Increased Thermal Stability," Chemistry of Materials, 30(12), 3971-3974, 2018. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00483

C. T. Elmore, M. E. Seidler, H. O. Ford, L. C. Merrill, S. P. Upadhyay, W. F. Schneider, and J. L. Schaefer, "Ion Transport in Solvent-Free, Crosslinked, Single-Ion Conducting Polymer Electrolytes for Post-Lithium Ion Batteries," Batteries, 4(2), 28, 2018. https://doi.org/10.3390/batteries4020028

L. C. Merrill and J. L. Schaefer. "Electrochemical Properties and Speciation in Mg(HMDS)2-Based Electrolytes for Magnesium Batteries as a Function of Ethereal Solvent Type and Temperature," Langmuir33(37), 9426-9433, 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01111

S. Takeuchi, W. R. McGehee, J. L. Schaefer, T. M. Wilson, K. A. Twedt, E. H. Chang, C. L. Soles, V. P. Oleshko, and J. J. McClelland. "Editors' Choice Communication - Comparison of Nanoscale Focused Ion Beam and Electrochemical Lithiation in b-Sn Microspheres," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163(6), A1010-A1012, 2016.

V. P. Oleshko, J. Kim, J. L. Schaefer, S. D. Hudson, C. L. Soles, A. G. Simmonds, J. G. Griebel, R. S. Glass, K. Char, and J. Pyun. “Structural origins of enhanced capacity retention in novel copolymerized sulfur-based composite cathodes for high-energy density Li–S batteries,” MRS Communications, 5(3), 353-364, 2015.

R. Khurana, J. L. Schaefer, L. A. Archer, and G. W. Coates, “Suppression of Lithium Dendrite Growth Using Cross-Linked Polyethylene/Polyethylene Oxide Electrolytes: A New Approach for Practical Lithium-Metal Polymer Batteries,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(20), 7395-7402, 2014.

S. Srivastava, J. L. Schaefer, Z. Yang, Z. Tu, and L. A. Archer, “Polymer-Particle Composites: Phase Stability and Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage,” Advanced Materials, 26(2), 201-234, 2014.

J. L. Schaefer, D. A. Yanga, and L. A. Archer, “High lithium transference number electrolytes via creation of 3-dimensional, charged, nanoporous networks from dense functionalized nanoparticle composites,” Chemistry of Materials, 25, 834-839, 2013.

J. L. Schaefer, Y. Lu, S. S. Moganty, P. Agarwal, N. Jayaprakash, and L. A. Archer, “Electrolytes for high-energy lithium batteries,” Applied Nanoscience, 2012.

J. L. Schaefer, S. S. Moganty, D. A. Yanga, and L. A. Archer, “Nanoporous hybrid electrolytes,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 10094-10101, 2011.

 

Outreach

Polymers Module: www.schaeferresearch.com/outreach/

ND CBE Graduate and Postdoctoral Women's Group Advisor

WOMEN Event in Upstate NY: www.engineering.cornell.edu/brand/independent/students/the-cbe-women-event.cfm

News

Innovative energy solutions also require innovations in energy storage

August 23, 2019

Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and her research team are working to address the critical needs for energy storage in both developed and developing markets.

Schaefer selected as Toyota Young Investigator Fellow by The Electrochemical Society

August 9, 2019

Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Toyota Young Investigator Fellows for 2019-2020 by The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America.

NDnano seed grants to support sustainable energy, materials, and new tech research

August 8, 2019

Seven faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded three grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology Seed Grant Program.

NDnano seed grants to support sustainable energy, materials, and new tech research

August 8, 2019

Seven faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded three grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology Seed Grant Program.

NDnano seed grants to support sustainable energy, material, and new tech research

August 8, 2019

Asst. Professor Jennifer Schaefer has been awarded a grant through the NDnano Seed Grant Program.