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Alex Langrock

Alex LangrockPh.D. Student
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Room 4128 Chemistry Building
Building #090
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

E-mail: alangroc@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-3107


Research Interests

Developing a nano silicon graphene coated anode for the lithium ion battery with high capacity, long cycle life, and low irreversible capacity.


  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010
    Minor: Nanoscale Science and Technology


  1. Y. Xu, Q. Liu, Y. Zhu, Y. Liu, A. Langrock, M. R. Zachariah, and C. Wang, "Uniform Nano-Sn/C Composite Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries: Nano Letters, 13(2013)470. Hhighlighted by C&EN.
  2. Y. Wen, Y. Zhu, A. Langrock, A. Manivannan, S. H. Ehrman, C. Wang, "Graphene Bonded and Encapsulated Si Nanoparticles for Lithium Ion Battery Anodes" Small, In press
  3. X. Chen, J. Guo, K. Gerasopoulos, A. Langrocka, A. Brownd, R. Ghodssi, J. N. Culverd, C. Wang, "3D Tin anodes prepared by electrodeposition on a virus scaffold," J. Power Sources, 211 (2012) 129-132
  4. A. Langrock; Y. Xu, Y. Liu; S.Ehrman, A. Manivannan, C. Wang, "Carbon coated hollow Na2FePO4F spheres for Na-ion battery cathodes" Journal of Power Sources, 223(2013)62.

Relevant Coursework

  • Thermodynamics Transport Phenomena Microelectronic Fabrication
  • Computational Methods Mechanics of Materials Process Control
  • Separation Engineering Kinetics Polymer Science
  • Statistics/Experimental Design Electrochemistry Biochemical Engineering


  • Dean’s List- Six Semesters
  • University Honors Citation- Fall 2007

Related Experience

  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD
    Chemical Engineering Intern Summer 2009
    - Analyzed combustion products of common sensor interferents using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
    - Conducted fluorescence measurements and mass recovery study to evaluate efficiency of biological collectors.
  • University of Maryland College Park, MD
    Chemical Engineering Intern Summer 2008-Spring 2010
    - Generated oxide-free metal powders using hydrogen-free spray pyrolysis.
    - Investigated relationship between process variables and powder composition.
    - Developed thermodynamic studies to evaluate alternative cosolvents.

Computer Skills

• Mathematica, Matlab, Microsoft Office, Minitab, ChemCad


• American Institute of Chemical Engineers: Student Member (Spring 2008-Present)


• Available upon request

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