Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2014
  • M.Eng Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2014
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Background

Dr. Hatzell will join the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering in the Fall of 2015. Prior to this appointment, she is completing a postdoctoral research fellowship in the department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  In August 2014, she completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She also received a M.Eng in Environmental engineering in 2014, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 all from the Pennsylvania State University.  Her research focuses on electrochemical systems for waste conversion, water treatment, and energy generation.

Research Areas and Descriptors

Combustion and Energy Systems, Electrochemical energy conversion, generation, and storage, Hydrogen production, Renewable energy, Waste conversion, Waste heat recovery, Desalination, Water treatment, Electrochemical energy production from natural and engineered salinity gradients