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=""><img src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/gscholar.png" alt="" style="margin: 0px 0px -5px;"/> Google Scholar</a></p><p>​Assistant Professor</p><h3>​Expertise<br/></h3><p>Nanomaterials analog low power artificial intelligence, high energy density fuel synthesis from renewable resources, optoelectronic semiconductor nanostructures, and lightweight aerospace composite materials</p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>The Interface Research Group led by Elijah Thimsen focuses on advanced gas-phase synthesis methods that operate very far away from local equilibrium, for example low temperature plasma. Such methods are capable of creating beyond equilibrium materials, which represent one of the greatest opportunities for synthesis science. Examples of applications currently being pursued in the Interface Research Group are: advanced lightweight aerospace composite materials, optoelectronic semiconductor nanostructures, analog low power artificial intelligence, and high energy density fuel synthesis from renewable resources.<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. <br/></p><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Thimsen_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-6103<br/><a href=""></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>