Ankit Verma

Graduate Student
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering- Chemical Focus (In Progress)
Primary office:
4141A Learned Hall


I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2016. I worked on two projects during my undergraduate research. My first project was on electrode potential prediction using molecular dynamic simulations. And my final year project was on synthesis and characterization of platinum based catalysts for fuel cells. I joined University of Kansas for my PhD in Fall 2016 as a Chancellor’s Fellow. My current research interests are in alternative energy sources and electro-catalysis. My advisor is Dr. Trung Van Nguyen and I am working on development of organic redox flow batteries. I believe that non-poisonous, non-hazardous and abundant nature of organic constituents in batteries provide a big advantage over other common batteries. After graduation, I hope to work in research and development sector for renewable energy generation and storage. During my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading novels and binge-watching TV shows.


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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2 (LINK)

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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