Dr. Alvin Orbaek White is a Senior Lecturer and Sêr Cymru II Fellow and at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI). His vision is to advance global energy sustainability through the development of more efficient and equitable methods of transporting electricity. To this end, he is building a research group and we are researching methods to produce and use carbon nanomaterials. While also building a community of researchers and stakeholders to engage this issue.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Orbaek White has worked to develop innovative methods to synthesise and characterise carbon nanomaterials. He completed his PhD at Rice University, USA, on the catalytic growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he developed a novel technique resulting in the growth of SWCNTs with centimeter length scales; called ultra-long CNTs.
Education and mentorship is also a priority. For instance, Dr. Orbaek White developed a teaching laboratory module for undergraduate chemistry students on plasmonic silver nanoparticles. He also raised funds through a program called Project SEED providing students from low-income households with a summer stipend and the opportunity to conduct chemistry research at Rice University.
If you would like to join our group, please contact me and include your CV and a brief introduction stating how your interests relate to our research.
Availability changes according to project needs and funding; but, I am always ready to meet the most outstanding candidates from all fields and areas of expertise.