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Phi Kappa Phi was born different. In 1897, 10 senior students, 2 faculty members and the University of Maine president created a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines.Today, Phi Kappa Phi continues to rec...
Asma Sharafi of Ann Arbor, Mich., was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Shar...Spring 2016Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiExpand ▾
Asma Sharafi of Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently was awarded a Love of Learning award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi--the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor soci...Fall 2016Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiExpand ▾
University of Michigan
Research Assistant•Developing new ceramic electrolyte based on a ceramic oxide with the garnet structure Li7La3Zr2O12 (LLZO) for solid state lithium ion batteries •Synthesized powder via high energy, planetary ball milling and hydrogel processing •Analyzed composition and crystal structure of synthesized powder using X-ray diffraction, Raman Spectroscopy and Reitveld Refinement with GSAS •Conducted study on effect of experimental environment and dopant element on stability of cubic phase LLZO •Sintered powder into ceramic membrane via a Rapid Induction Hot Pressing (RIHP) •Studied the fracture mode of membrane and grain size using scanning electron microscopy •Investigated ionic conductivity and chemical stability of ceramic membrane against metallic lithium using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Galvanostatic DC Cycling, and Equivalent Circuit Modeling •Analyzied mechanical properties of LLZO ceramic membrane via hardness, modulus, and Poisson’s ratio measurementJanuary 2015 - Present
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