Scott Randall

Bio and research summary for J Scott Randall

I received my BS in physics from the University of Washington in 2005. My undergrad research focused on nonlinear optical materials

I am currently working to develop a carbon cryogel - chemical hydride nanocomposite for use as a hydrogen storage medium. By impregnating highly porous (possibly chemically modified) carbon cryogels with lithium borohydride or other similar hydrides, I intend to develop a hydrogen storage method with distinct advantages over bulk hydrides. Such advantages include enhanced reversibility, lower dehydrogenation temperature, and, due to better thermal conductivity throughout the cryogel network, improved absorption / desorption kinetics.