Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Kazyak Lab Principal Investigator
Wisconsin Energy Institute
Eric joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 2020. His work has covered a range of topics related to energy and sustainability, with particular focus on energy storage. He has extensive experience studying both lithium-ion and lithium-metal battery chemistries, solid-state electrolytes, and atomic layer deposition (ALD).
His work is primarily experimental in nature, bringing together aspects of materials science, manufacturing, electrochemistry, and mechanics. Eric is passionate about teaching and mentoring students, and is looking to foster a diverse team of well-rounded, thoughtful, technically-excellent, and passionate scientists/engineers.
In his free time, Eric enjoys backpacking, fishing, photography, golf, pickleball, and keeps a large marine reef aquarium.
- Beyond Lithium Batteries
- Advanced Characterization and Imaging of Batteries
- Electrolysis and Catalysis
- Solid-state Batteries
- Metal Electrodes
- Interfacial Coatings
- Battery Safety and Abuse