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last updated: 24 October 2018

Education

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Adv. Data Science Option
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
September 2013 - August 2018
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Adv. Data Science Option
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
September 2013 - August 2018
Thesis:
Linear and Nonlinear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for Lithium-ion Batteries
Advisor:
Prof. Daniel T. Schwartz
Committee:
Prof. David Beck, Prof. Venkat Subramanian, and Prof. Devin MacKenzie
B.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
GPA - 3.76 (Cum Laude)
September 2009 - June 2013
B.S. in Chemical Engineering
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
GPA - 3.76 (Cum Laude)
September 2009 - June 2013

Awards and Honors

2018 Lawrence Award, UW Chemical Engineering
June 2018
2018 Lawrence Award, UW Chemical Engineering
(June '18)
2018 CEI Clean Energy Prize, Environmental Innovation Challenge
March 2018
2018 CEI Clean Energy Prize, Environmental Innovation Challenge
(March '18)
November 2017
Forbes' 30 Under 30 2018: Energy, Forbes
(November '17)
Best Clean Energy Research Poster, UW Graduate Student Symposium
September 2016
Best Clean Energy Research Poster, UW Graduate Student Symposium
(September '16)
"Judges Also Really Liked" Award, Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 2016
"Judges Also Really Liked" Award, Environmental Innovation Challenge
(April '16)
Student Training and Exploration Grant, UW Clean Energy Institute
October 2015
Student Training and Exploration Grant, UW Clean Energy Institute
(April '15)
Popular Vote Best Poster Award, UW Graduate Student Symposium
September 2015
Popular Vote Best Poster Award, UW Graduate Student Symposium
(September '15)
Honorable Mention, Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 2015
Honorable Mention, Environmental Innovation Challenge
(April '15)
Big Data and Data Science IGERT Fellowship, National Science Foundation
August 2014
Big Data and Data Science IGERT Fellowship, National Science Foundation
(August '14)
GAANN Fellowship, US Department of Education
March 2014
GAANN Fellowship, US Department of Education
(March '14)
Clean Energy Institute Fellowship, UW Clean Energy Institute
December 2013
Clean Energy Institute Fellowship, UW Clean Energy Institute
(December '13)
Huppert Memorial Outstanding Senior, UCSD Chemical Engineering
June 2013
Huppert Memorial Outstanding Senior, UCSD Chemical Engineering
(June '13)

Publications and Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journals
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M. D. Murbach,= V. W. Hu,= and D. T. Schwartz. Nonlinear electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of lithium-ion batteries: Experimental approach, analysis, and initial findings. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165, A2758-A2765 (2018).
DOI: 10.1149/2.0711811jes.
[J4]
[J4]
M. Pathak, M. D. Murbach, C. Pathak, T. Jang, Y. Qi, D. T. Schwartz, and V. R. Subramanian. Fast Impedance Simulation of Lithium-Ion Batteries with Pseudo-Two Dimensional Electrochemical Models. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165, A1324–A1337 (2018).
DOI: 10.1149/2.0831805jes.
[J3]
[J3]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz. Analysis of Li-ion battery electrochemical impedance spectroscopy data: An easy-to-implement approach for physics-based parameter estimation using an open-source tool. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165, A297–A304 (2018).
DOI: 10.1149/2.1021802jes.
[J2]
[J2]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz. Extending Newman’s Pseudo-Two-Dimensional Lithium-Ion Battery Impedance Simulation Approach to Include the Nonlinear Harmonic Response. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 164, E3311–E3320 (2017).
DOI: 10.1149/2.0301711jes.
[J1]
[J1]
M. R. Sarker, M. D. Murbach, D. T. Schwartz and M. A. Ortega-Vazquez. Optimal Operation of a Battery Energy Storage System: Trade-off between Grid Economics and Storage Health. Electric Power Systems Research 152, 342–349 (2017).
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2017.07.007.
Patents
[P1]
[P1]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, Electrochemical cell diagnostic systems and methods using second order and higher harmonic components, US App. No. PCT/US2016/022119, filed on March 11, 2016.
Oral Presentations
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M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Open-Software Tools for the Analysis of Electrochemical Impedance Spectra.”, 234th Electrochemical Society Meeting (Cancún, Mex) October 2018
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[C8]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Data science tools for the physics-based analysis of lithium-ion battery impedance spectra”, UW Chemical Engineering Department Seminar (Seattle, WA) February 2018
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[C7]
M. D. Murbach, V. W. Hu, and D. T. Schwartz, “The Impedance Analyzer: An Open-Source, Web-Based Tool for Sophisticated Interrogation of Experimental EIS Spectra.”, 232nd Electrochemical Society Meeting (National Harbor, MD) October 2017
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[C6]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “A data science approach to lithium-ion battery impedance measurements.”, 10th ChemE Graduate Student Symposium (Seattle, WA) September 2017
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[C5]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Commercializing battery management and diagnostics: From UW research to clean tech startup.”, 2+2 Clean Energy Forum (Chengdu, Sichuan, China) September 2017
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M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Unlocking Insights into Battery Systems: A Data Science Approach to Impedance Analysis.”, 231st Electrochemical Society Meeting (New Orleans, LA) May 2017
[C3]
[C3]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Data Science Tools for Incorporating Physics-Based Models into Analysis of Impedance Spectra.”, 231st Electrochemical Society Meeting (New Orleans, LA) May 2017
[C2]
[C2]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Linear and Nonlinear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: A Data Science Perspective.”, 230th Electrochemical Society Meeting (Honolulu, HI) October 2016
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[C1]
M. D. Murbach and D. T. Schwartz, “Probing Nonlinear Dynamics to Unlock New Insights into Battery Systems.”, 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting (San Diego, CA) May 2016

Teaching and Mentorship

(Instructor of Record) CHEM E 341: Energy and the Environment


Fall 2018
(Teaching Assistant) CHEM E 497: Special Projects in Chemical Engineering Design
  • Led a group of senior undergraduates through a special senior design course focused on commercializing technologies from lab research ideas.
  • Brought together a team of senior Chemical Engineers and MBA students to participate in multiple UW business plan competitions.
  • Worked with other TAs to create and teach weekly lectures connecting chemical engineering principles and business plan development.
Winter and Spring 2015
Additional Undergraduate Students Supervised
  • Matthew Canin (Summer 2017)
  • Stephanie Reusch (Fall 2015 - Spring 2017)
  • Cleo Tsang (Summer 2016)
  • Alek Lazarski (Clean Energy Bridge to Research, Summer 2016)

Outreach and Service

President,
ECS@UW (Electrochemical Society Student Chapter)
2015 - 2017
  • Started an ECS student chapter at the UW with the mission of bringing together students, postdocs, and faculty interested in electrochemistry and solid-state sciences from across campus.
  • Chapter of Excellence (2017) and Outstanding Student Chapter (2018)
Outreach Committee and Webmaster,
UW ACES (Association of ChemE Graduate Students)
2014 - 2016
  • Coordinated exhibits at UW Dog Daze to introduce young students to the fun of science and engineering
  • Redesigned and maintained the ACES website and e-mail accounts
Undergraduate Advisor,
UCSD Global TIES (Teams in Engineering Service)
2012 - 2013
  • Developed a productive team environment where 10+ engineers can all contribute as a team
  • Assisted in team organization and direction while communicating with faculty advisors and clients
  • Travelled to Philippines for the deployment of prototype off-grid, low-cost solar streetlamp
Residential Advisor,
UCSD John Muir College
2011 - 2012
  • Managed a budget of $1000 to organize weekly residential life programs for 70+ students
  • Communicated with professional staff for the maintenance and enforcement of university policy
Department Liaison,
UCSD American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
2012 - 2013
  • Communicate with and organize the close collaboration between the Chemical Engineering faculty and the UCSD AIChE chapter