Office of Undergraduate Research Undergraduate research will set you apart.

Recently in Research: Holland Bankston


Holland Bankston is researching how microwave radiation, the kind used in your kitchen appliance, can be used to manufacture a material for energy storage. Holland is a senior studying polymer and fiber engineering. His undergraduate research fellowship is under the guidance of Dr. Xinyu Zhang.

“I’m specifically focusing on a faster way to create nanocomposites. Ideally, we could use these nanocomposites for energy storage, in simple terms, a battery,” Holland said.

Holland hopes to produce a material for energy storage using a faster method than what is currently used.

“If we could create something comparable or even better than a lithium-ion battery for energy storage, we would change the market,” Holland said.

Photo: Holland Bankston placing a vial containing his composite material into a kitchen microwave.

Last modified: November 27, 2017