Patel Group: Shrayesh Patel

Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering

Patel Group

Start date:

September 2016


  • Phone
  • Address

    Eckhardt Research Center

    Room 209

    5640 South Ellis Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60637

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  • Assistant
    Tracy Walker


The Patel group focuses on functional polymers (e.g. electronic conductors, ion conductors, redox-active) for energy conversion and storage applications. The current focus is on batteries and thermoelectrics. The Patel group has a strong expertise in the characterization of polymers that allows us to understand charge transport, electrochemical and morphological properties. We frequently leverage synchrotron x-ray scattering and spectroscopy techniques to advance our understanding of functional polymers at the molecular, nano-, and micro-scale.


Shrayesh Patel completed his undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2007, then received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Before joining the PME as an assistant professor, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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