Marcus A. Worsley

Portrait of  Marcus A. Worsley

  • Title
    Deputy Group Leader, High Performance Materials
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 424-4831
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research Interests

  • 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 energy storage, and armor technologies.

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001

Marcus Worsley has over 20 patents and 100 articles in refereed journals.

  1. B. Yao, S. Chandrasekaran, H. Zhang, A. Ma, J. Kang, L. Zhang, X. Lu, F. Qian, C. Zhu, E.B. Duoss, C.M. Spadaccini, M.A. Worsley, Y. Li, “3D-Printed Structure Boost the Kinetics and Intrinsic Capacitance of Pseudocapacitive Graphene Aerogels,” Advanced Materials, 32 1906652 (2020).
  2. B. Yao, S. Chandrasekaran, J. Zhang, W. Xiao, F. Qian, C. Zhu, E.B. Duoss, C.M. Spadaccini, M.A. Worsley, Y. Li, “Efficient 3D Printed Pseudocapacitive Electrodes with Ultrahigh MnO2 Loading,” Joule, 3 459 (2019).
  3. J.T. Cahill, S. Turner, J. Ye, B. Shevitski, S. Aloni, T.F. Baumann, A. Zettl, J.D. Kuntz, M.A. Worsley, “Ultra-high temperature ceramic aerogels,” Chemistry of Materials, 31 3700 (2019).
  4. 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.)
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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.)
  8. 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).
  9. 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.)
  • 2nd Nano Today Young Scientist Award
  • LLNL Excellence in Publication Award
  • LLNL Distinguished Service Award
  • IBM Ph.D. Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship