Bio

Michael Bozlar received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from CentraleSupelec and Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris-Saclay). During his graduate studies, he worked on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes. He was then appointed as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, where he has been working on the fundamental characteristics and industrial applications of graphene in rechargeable batteries and polymer composites. Michael currently holds a Senior Scientist position at Princeton University in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His main research interests in terms of fundamental and applied sciences cover the area of nanosciences and nanomaterials for applications in composite structures; energy harvesting and storage; and multifunctional materials.

Research Interests & Expertise

Nanomaterials:
2D materials (graphene, borophene, silicene, molybdenum disulfide); Polymers; Composites; Ceramics; Metals

Synthesis and processing of materials:
Colloidal processing; Electrochemistry; Chemical Vapor Deposition; Sol-gel chemistry

Microscopy:
Optical and Confocal Microscopy; Electron Microscopy (Scanning and Transmission); Scanning Probe Microscopy; Elemental Analysis (EDS); Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Multiscale characterization of materials:
FTIR spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; XPS; XRD; Mechanical properties; Electrical and Thermal Transport; Electrochemistry

Energy & environment:
Rechargeable batteries; Solar cells; Renewable energies; Water treatment; Air conditioning; Indoor air quality sensing