Elijah Thimsen

314-935-6103
elijah.thimsen@wustl.edu
Brauer Hall, Room 1005

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
BS, University of Minnesota, 2005

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Affiliations

Elijah Thimsen

Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

Assistant Professor

Expertise

Nanomaterials, thermodynamics, systems very far away from local equilibrium, high energy density fuel synthesis from renewable resources, optoelectronic semiconductor nanostructures, and processing of lightweight aerospace composite materials.

Research

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.

Biography

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 the NSF CAREER award, as well as best dissertation and best paper awards from a variety of organizations. His teaching interests include thermodynamics, reaction engineering and electricity production/storage.

Basic & applied research on nanomaterials

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Thimsen receives early-career research awardhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Thimsen-receives-early-career-research-award.aspxThimsen receives early-career research award
Three McKelvey Engineering faculty working on prestigious MURI collaborations https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Three-McKelvey-Engineering-faculty-working-on-prestigious-MURI-collaborations.aspxThree McKelvey Engineering faculty working on prestigious MURI collaborations
Understanding low-temperature plasma has technological, human benefitshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Understanding-low-temperature-plasma-has-technological,-human-benefits.aspxUnderstanding low-temperature plasma has technological, human benefits