July 24, 2024

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Welcome to the Glass and Energy Materials Group; a part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University. The group is led by Dr. Steve W. Martin and concentrates on the study of the basic properties, glass formations, structures and dynamics of glass systems (i.e. chalcogenide, phosphate, halide systems). The group also studies the ionic transport dependence on glass structure and chemistry for applications in solid state lithium and sodium batteries.

The GEM group is composed of 10 – 15 graduate, undergraduate, and postdoctoral researchers. Group members have given talks at a wide array of conferences such as the ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting. Former ISU GEM students that have been awarded the Norbert J. Kreidl Award are Youngsik Kim (2007), Inseok Seo (2009) and Randilyn Christensen (2011).

Please explore the research pages and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Dr. Martin or any one of the group members.

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