I am a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering. After graduating from the University of South Florida in 2012 with a B.S. & M.S. in Chemical Engineering, I worked for a year at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center researching micro-capsule coatings for the Space Shuttle program. I am an aspiring entrepreneur who recently founded Lithio Storage, a startupfocused on commercializing batteries that offer enhanced safety and energy density for consumer electronics and electric vehicle applications.