https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Elijah-Thimsen.aspx62Elijah Thimsen<img alt="Elijah Thimsen" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Thimsen_Elijah.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorElijah Thimsen - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering - Basic & ​applied research on nanomaterials​<div>​​PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009 </div><div>BS, University of Minnesota, 2005</div><div> <br/> </div><p>  <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sMSUuY8AAAAJ&hl=en"><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p>https://sites.wustl.edu/irg1/<p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>​Research<br/></h3><p>The Interface Research Group focuses on advanced gas-phase synthesis of nanomaterials for energy applications. We are currently exploring nonthermal plasma synthesis and atomic layer deposition (ALD). The goal is to discover and then understand useful interfacial phenomena. Examples of applications we are currently interested in are: transparent conducting oxides, photovoltaics, lithium-sulfur batteries and coatings for high-temperature combustion.​<br/></p><h3>Biography</h3><p>Elijah Thimsen is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Interface Research Group. He has held professional research appointments at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Minnesota. Professor Thimsen’s research focuses on advanced gas phase synthesis of materials for energy applications. His work has received recognition such as best dissertation and best paper awards from a variety of organizations. His teaching interests include thermodynamics, reaction engineering and electricity production. </p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Thimsen_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6103<br/><a href="mailto:elijah.thimsen@wustl.edu">elijah.thimsen@wustl.edu</a><br/>Brauer Hall, Room 1005</p><ul><li><a href="/news/Pages/Nanotechnology-changes-behavior-of-materials,-new-research-finds.aspx" style="background-color: #ffffff;">Nanotechnology changes behavior of materials, new research finds</a><br/></li></ul>