Dakota Hanemann-Rawlings

Ph.D. Candidate, 4th year / Chemical Engineering
Co-advised with Michael Chabinyc

B.S. Chemical Engineering / University of Delaware (2016)

E-mail Dakota


Research description: Mixed ion–electron conductors

Synthesis and characterization of polymer materials with ion-conducting and electron-conducting domains for thermoelectric applications.


I graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. At the University of Delaware, I had the opportunity to work under Dr. Thomas H. Epps, III, on the development of renewable polymer systems. Throughout my three years in the Epps lab, I was involved in many aspects of the renewable polymer work, including the synthesis and functionalization of new lignin-derived monomers and the development of renewable polycarbonate resins and block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers. When I’m not in the lab, I like to spend time in nature through backpacking, climbing, sailing, and surfing.