Tirrell Group

Brian Khau, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Contact: bkhau@uchicago.edu
  • Office Location:
    5640 South Ellis Avenue, Eckhardt Research Laboratory 108, Chicago, IL 60637

Brian is from the Bay Area and obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley in 2016. There, he worked with Prof. Ana Claudia Arias on developing processing techniques for manufacturing mechanically compliant Li-ion pouch cells. After completing his undergraduate degree, he spent 5 years at Georgia Tech working with Prof. Elsa Reichmanis on exploring the mixed ion-electronic conduction behavior of conjugated polythiophenes functionalized with pendant ion groups, obtaining his doctoral degree in 2021. Today, Brian splits his time between UChicago and Argonne National Lab as a postdoc co-advised by Profs. Matt Tirrell and Supratik Guha.

Process development of a peptide-based photonic sensor system for fine-grained detection of micronutrients in soil.