Kelsey Hatzell

  • Vanderbilt University

    Team examines operating limits in solid-state batteries to improve driving range of electric vehicles

    There is huge momentum toward adoption of battery electric vehicles primarily because performances are meeting or exceeding the properties of traditional automobiles. Consumers want electric vehicles that have similar driving range (energy density) and charging styles and times (power density) to gasoline powered vehicles. Kelsey Hatzell “One pathway to… Read More

    Oct. 22, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt engineer leads effort to define the pathways for solid-state battery development

    By Marissa Shapiro As society moves toward a future of renewable energy around the world, a vision is emerging of safe, energy-dense batteries that will allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances on a single charge, as well as decentralized grids to store massive amounts of energy to power entire… Read More

    Jun. 22, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

    Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Engineering. The awards target professors who have shown a strong evidence of scientific accomplishment early… Read More

    Apr. 27, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering professor wins Sloan Research Fellowship award

    Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, an honor given annually to the brightest researchers early in their careers. Kelsey Hatzell She is among 126 recipients across the United States and Canada who were announced Feb. 12 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries

    Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant. Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. The five-year, $515,600 grant— Understanding Interfaces in Solid State Energy Storage Systems and Cross-Disciplinary Education—begins June 1, 2019. Advanced lithium-ion batteries for vehicles and for… Read More

    Apr. 9, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Safe solid-state lithium batteries herald ‘paradigm shift’ in energy storage

    The race to produce safe, powerful and affordable solid-state lithium batteries is accelerating and recent announcements about game-changing research using a solid non-flammable ceramic electrolyte known as garnet has some in the race calling it revolutionary. “This is a paradigm shift in energy storage,” said Kelsey Hatzell, assistant… Read More

    Jul. 19, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering school recruits 11 new faculty members

    The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 11 new members to its full-time teaching faculty. They are: Carlos Silvera Batista, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Joshua Caldwell, associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Piran Kidambi, assistant… Read More

    Oct. 9, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Advanced material analysis focus of ME grad student’s 2 weeks at national labs

    A mechanical engineering Ph.D. student will spend two weeks using some the most advanced X-ray and neutron equipment in the world and learning the techniques from top experts. Marm Dixit was among 60 graduate students selected for the 2017 National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. As a part… Read More

    Jul. 18, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    School of Engineering recruits biomedical engineering chair, new faculty members

    The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of senior faculty to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four junior faculty members representing biomedical, mechanical and computer science and computer engineering departments. Michael R. King will join Vanderbilt as professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2016