Flint Colvin

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Program: Welding Engineering Ph.D. Program

Specialization: Welding of plastics and composites

Expected Graduation Date: 2025

Area of Research: Energy storage, joining of advanced composites, sustainable packaging 

Email: colvin.124@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Why are you interested in sustainable energy solutions? I am interested in sustainable energy solutions because we are already at code red with respect to climate change and environmental damage. I am hopeful for a sustainable energy revolution, and I would like to find meaningful employment within the field.

How are your personal history and vision assets to development and research in energy and sustainability? Components and materials will always need to be joined in systems, with varying requirements. Additionally as we move to next generation and advanced materials, the complexity of joining these materials, while retaining the benefits they provide, will increase. I believe that I can use my background in welding engineering and materials science in order to find a niche in the research, development, or deployment of sustainable energy technology. 

What is your dream job and how will it contribute to a more sustainable energy landscape? My dream job would be to work at a national lab or a university in research, development, or deployment of sustainable energy or sustainability technology. However, I am also interested in policy surrounding sustainable energy systems. No matter how beneficial a technology is, we need smart policy to promote the adoption of it.

Hobbies/Personal Interests: Bouldering, skiing, basketball, fishing, reading sci-fi/fiction, hanging out with my friends. 

double-arrowCurrent Projects: 

Joining of metallized polymer current collectors for thermal runaway resistant lithium-ion batteries

double-arrowPublications and Presentations:

F. Colvin, A. Benatar. “Analysis of parameters for heat sealing and ultrasonic sealing of PET/PE films.” SPE-ANTEC Tech Papers, 67, 2021.