Research Assistant Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage
Dr. Adam Imel is a highly accomplished and dedicated Research Assistant Professor specializing in energy storage materials, explicitly focusing on polymers, polymer composites, and new electrolytes for energy storage devices. Dr. Imel completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he developed a solid foundation in chemistry principles. Fascinated by the potential of polymers, he pursued a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, specializing in neutron and x-ray scattering to study the structure and dynamics of polymer-based materials. After a brief stint in the epoxy and polyurethane coatings industry and undergraduate teaching, Dr. Imel came back to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to complete a postdoctoral research assistantship that focused on redox flow battery electrolytes based on microemulsions.