UH Graduate Engineering Student Earns NASA Fellowship to Help Build Advanced Battery

Karun Kumar Rao, a chemical engineering graduate student from the University of Houston has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship to identify new materials for advanced batteries. He will work with NASA researchers, as well as with two mentors at UH to identify new materials that can be employed for a solid-state electrolyte in a lithium battery.

Lars Grabow, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Yan Yao, assistant professor of computer and electrical engineering, will work with Rao on the project.