PhD Materials Science and Engineering: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ‐ EPFL, 2020
BSc and MSc Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: University of Bern, 2016
David grew up in Thun, Switzerland. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bern with a master's degree in chemistry and molecular sciences. He enrolled at EPFL to pursue a PhD and conducted his thesis-work at EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, nearby Zürich. There he developed highly concentrated, so-called Water-in-Salt, electrolytes for high-voltage aqueous batteries, focusing on improved understanding of their solution structure, and device integration. During his graduate studies he spent three months at the University of Tokyo with Prof. Atsuo Yamada, studying supercooling of such electrolytes by means of molecular dynamics simulations. David represented Switzerland both at the global finale of the Falling Walls Lab competition in Berlin, Germany (2018) and the Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore (2019). He joined the Marshak Lab in April 2021 to improve the capacity of aqueous redox flow batteries and to enjoy the Colorado outdoors, spending his weekends climbing, hiking, or snowboarding.
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