Alaina Strickler

Alaina Strickler, Ph.D.

Associate
Materials & Corrosion Engineering
Menlo Park

Dr. Strickler specializes in the failure analysis and characterization of a wide range of consumer electronic and electrochemical devices. She has experience in the root cause analysis of mechanical, chemical, and electronic failure modes including fracture and corrosion. In particular, Dr. Strickler focuses on electrochemical processes including dissolution, oxidation, deposition, and catalysis as well as defect identification and fracture analysis of electronic displays. She also has extensive experience in materials characterization methods including scanning and transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, inductively coupled mass spectroscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and optical microscopy.

At Stanford University, Dr. Strickler’s graduate research focused on designing, synthesizing, and characterizing novel high-performance nanomaterials for renewable energy applications. Her thesis explored core-shell nanoparticles as electrocatalysts for fuel cell and electrolyzer devices. She has expertise in metal and metal-oxide materials, nanoparticle synthesis, electrochemical analysis, and nano-characterization techniques. In addition, Dr. Strickler has worked extensively on the development and optimization of atomic layer deposition and etching processes of metal-oxide films for both electrocatalytic and semiconductor microelectronic device applications.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2019
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2015
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2013
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014-2018

    Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, 2013

    CWRU Alumni Association Prize for Best Academic Record in the School of Engineering, 2013

    CWRU A.W. Smith Prize for Academic Achievement in Chemical Engineering, 2013

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2013

Publications

Strickler, A. L., Flores, R. A., King, L. A., Bajdich, M., Jaramillo, T. F., Systematic Investigation of Iridium-Based Bimetallic Thin Film Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Acidic Media. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b13697.

Bergsman, D. S., Baker, J. G., Closser, R. G., MacIsaac, C., Lillethorup, M., Strickler, A. L., Azarno, L., Godet, L., Bent, S. F., Structurally-Stable Manganese Alkoxide Films Grown by Hybrid Molecular Layer Deposition for Electrochemical Applications. Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201904129.

Strickler, A. L., Higgins, D., Jaramillo, T. F., Crystalline Strontium Iridate Particle Catalysts for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution in Acid. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.9b00658.

Jackson, A., Strickler, A., Higgins, D., Jaramillo, T. F. Engineering Ru@Pt Core-Shell Catalysts for Enhanced Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction Mass Activity and Stability. Nanomaterials, 2018, 1, 38, DOI: 10.3390/nano8010038.

Strickler, A. L., Escudero-Escribano, M., Jaramillo, T. F. Core–Shell Au@Metal-Oxide Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution. Nano Letters, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02357.

Strickler, A. L., Jackson, A., Jaramillo, T. F. Active and Stable Ir@Pt Core–Shell Catalysts for Electrochemical Oxygen Reduction. ACS Energy Letters, 2016, 2, 244-249, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00585.

Seh, Z.W., Fredrickson, K.D., Anasori, B., Kibsgaard, J., Strickler, A.L., Lukatskaya, M.R., Gogotsi, Y., Jaramillo, T.F., Vojvodic, A. Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Carbide (MXene) as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution. ACS Energy Letters, 2016, 3, 589-594, DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00247.

Nardi, K. L., Yang, N., Dickens, C.F., Strickler, A. L., Bent, S.F. Creating Highly Active Atomic Layer Deposited NiO Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, 5, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500412.

He, S.S., Strickler, A.L., Frank C.W. A Semi‐Interpenetrating Network Approach for Dimensionally Stabilizing Highly‐Charged Anion Exchange Membranes for Alkaline Fuel Cells. ChemSusChem, 8, 2015, 1472-1483, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201500133.

Oral Presentations

Strickler, A.L. and Jaramillo, T.F. Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Efficient Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis in Alkaline and Acidic Media. 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (October 30, 2018).

Strickler, A. L., Escudero-Escribano, M., Jaramillo, T. F. Core–Shell Au@Metal-Oxide Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution. 232nd Electrochemical Society, National Harbor, Washington DC (October 2, 2017).

Strickler, A. L., Escudero-Escribano, M., Jaramillo, T. F. Au@MxOy Core-Shell Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. 253nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (April 3, 2017).

Strickler, A.L., Jackson, A., Jaramillo, T.F. Iridium-Platinum Core-Shell Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. 230th ECS PRiME Meeting, Honolulu, HI (October 4, 2016).

Strickler, A.L. and Jaramillo, T.F. Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Oxygen Electrocatalysis. SUNCAT Advisory Board & Industrial Affiliates Meetings, Stanford, CA (June 2, 2016; May 18 & June 12, 2017).

Strickler, A.L., Jackson, A., Jaramillo, T.F. Iridium-Platinum Core-Shell Nanoparticles as Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (November 9, 2015).

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2019
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2015
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2013
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014-2018

    Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, 2013

    CWRU Alumni Association Prize for Best Academic Record in the School of Engineering, 2013

    CWRU A.W. Smith Prize for Academic Achievement in Chemical Engineering, 2013

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2013