Marcus A Worsley

Deputy Group Leader, High Performance Materials
Materials Science Division
Phone: +19254244831

Education and Professional Experience

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2001

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 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

Selected Publications

Marcus Worsley has 11 patents (7 pending, 4 awarded) and 47 articles in refereed journals.

  1. 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.)
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.)
  5. 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).
  6. 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.)