Amira Alazmi

Postdoctoral Associate

Amira received her Ph.D. degree from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in December 2018, where she worked with Prof. Pedro Da Costa on understanding the fundamental aspects of synthesis and characterization of graphite oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) materials. More specifically, she studied the applications that could benefit from rGO/metal/metal oxide materials, including supercapacitors, carbon dioxide capture, and electrocatalytic applications. She is also currently working as an Assistant Professor and Vice Dean for academic affairs at University Colleges at Nairiyah at the University of Hafr Albatin. Her current research at MIT focuses on electrochemical cell design and development of electrode materials for flow batteries. She is funded with an Ibn Khaldun Fellowship.

Yasser Ashraf Gandomi

Postdoctoral Associate

Yasser received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in December 2018 where he worked with Prof. Matthew Mench on developing novel diagnostics for real-time measurement of ionic crossover in all-vanadium redox flow batteries. Prior to joining Prof. Brushett’s group at MIT, Yasser has worked on multiple projects funded by the Department of Energy and industry. His previous research has focused on design, modeling, and prototyping different electrochemical energy storage/conversion devices including redox flow batteries (RFBs), polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and electrochemical sensors (ESs). He also collaborates with the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE) as an Assistant Subject Editor. His current research at MIT focuses on the development of next-generation non-aqueous flow batteries.