Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001
Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for energy, environmental, and defense applications
Developing aerogel materials with improved (e.g. mechanical) and novel (e.g. thermoelectric) properties to expand their range of useful applications
Current projects include the development of aerogels and porous materials for hydrogen storage and generation, catalysis, electrical storage, and armor technologies.
Honors and Awards
2nd Nano Today Young Scientist Award
LLNL Excellence in Publication Award (x2)
LLNL Distinguished Service Award
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Ford Foundation Fellowship
Marcus Worsley has 11 patents (7 pending, 4 awarded) and 47 articles in refereed journals.
C. Zhu, T. Y.-J. Han, E. B Duoss, A. Golobic, J. D. Kuntz, C. M. Spadaccini, and M. A. Worsley, “Highly Compressible 3D Periodic Graphene Aerogel Microlattices,” Nature Commun., DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7962, 2015. (Highlighted in C&EN.)
M. A. Worsley, S. Charnvanichborikarn, E. Montalvo, S. J. Shin, E. D. Tylski, J. H. Satcher, Jr., J. Biener, T. F. Baumann, and S. O. Kucheyev, “Toward macroscale, isotropic carbons with graphene-sheet-like electrical and mechanical properties,” Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201400316 (2014).
M. Rousseas, A. P. Goldstein, W. Mickelson, M. A. Worsley, L. Woo, and A. Zettl, “Synthesis of Highly Crystalline sp2-bonded boron nitride aerogels,” ACS Nano, 10.1021/nn402452p (2013).
P. J. Pauzauskie, M. A. Worsley, T. Laurence, A. L. Kilcoyne, Y. M. Wang, T. Willey, K. Visbeck, S. Fakra, W. Evans, and J. H. Satcher, “Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline diamond aerogel,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.108 8550 (2011). (Highlighted in Nature.)
M. A. Worsley, P. J. Pauzauskie, T. Y. Olson, J. H. Satcher, and T. F. Baumann, “Synthesis of graphene aerogel with high electrical conductivity,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc.132 14067 (2010).
M. A. Worsley, S. O. Kucheyev, J. H. Satcher, A. V. Hamza, and T. F. Baumann, “Mechanically robust and electrically conductive carbon nanotube foams,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94 073115 (2009). (Selected by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology.)