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Derek Wong

Derek Wong is a second year Graduate Student pursuing a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. He serves as the Vice-President of the ASM International student chapter and placed 3rd overall at the 2014 ASM North Texas Research Symposium for his work in Lithium-ion battery gas generation. His research under Dr. Wetz involves the characterization of Lithium-ion battery degradation in ultra-high rate pulsed power applications. This research is conducted in conjunction with the Naval Surface Warfare Center.