Tissaphern Mirfakhrai is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Prof. Reinhold Dauskardt's group at Stanford University. He received his PhD from Prof. John D. Maddenís Molecular Mechatronics Laboratory at the University of British Columbia, and his M.A.Sc. in engineering from Simon Fraser University in 2002.
The main focus of his research is the interdependence of mechanical, electrical, and chemical properties of materials; physical and chemical properties of materials used for energy conversion and storage, such as those used in solar cells, batteries, and supercapacitors; physical properties of polymer- and fullerene-based materials; electromechanical instruments and systems, and force-feedback robotics using artificial muscles.
Tissaphern Mirfakhrai Ph.D.
Materials Science and Engineering
Address: 496 Lomita Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-4034
Office: Durand 145 B,
Phone: (650) 723-3268
He has worked extensively on applications of carbon nanotubes, conducting polymers, and graphene as artificial muscles to convert electrical or chemical energy into mechanical energy (or vice versa), as well as for energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and batteries. His current focus is on the thermomechanical reliability of materials used for solar cells and batteries, as well as those of barrier and encapsulation materials used to protect them from degradation by the environment.