Ryan Kingsbury

Position
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Education

PhD          Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2019.
MSEE      Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 2010.
BS           Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2007.
BS           Plan II, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2007.

Bio/Description
Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
  • Second place winner and People’s Choice winner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Research SLAM science communication competition (2021)
  • North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Student Fellowship Award (2017)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)
  • University of North Carolina Bunker Award (2010)
Research interests

Dr. Kingsbury's research aims to accelerate the development of electrochemical technologies for clean water and clean energy production by advancing fundamental understanding of ion-selective materials such as membranes and electrodes. These materials preferentially absorb or transport charged particles like Lithium or Sodium ions and are found in numerous environmental technologies including water desalination systems, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and flow batteries. We seek to develop a molecular-level understanding of the factors that make these materials selective to certain ions, and use that knowledge to engineer higher-performing materials. Our multi-scale research approach integrates electrochemical and thermodynamic materials characterization methods, first principles simulations, and device testing to understand how materials behave under a wide variety of conditions.

Email:

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Selected Publications
Start Date
Fall 2023