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Michael Viti

Graduate Student, Northwestern University
Kanatzidis Group, Exploratory Synthesis
Phone: 847-467-6335
E-Mail: michaelviti2026@u.northwestern.edu
Office: GG13

B.S in Chemistry
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois 2020


I graduated from Western Illinois University (WIU) in 2020 as a student-athlete on the football team majoring in chemistry, with minors in both physics and mathematics. At WIU, I executed exploratory synthesis of Co-Sn-Te single crystals under Dr. Brian Bellott, and also examined the optical properties of Eu-doped bismuth borate glasses under Dr. P.K. Babu and Dr. Saisudha Mallur. In addition, for ~1 year at Argonne National Laboratory under Dr. Zachary Hood in the Applied Materials Division, I was able to carry out research on the stability at the Li metal anode/Li6.4La3Zr1.4Ta0.6O12 (LLZTO) electrolyte interface for solid state batteries by using a chemical decomposition technique to deposit films, followed by film characterization and Li|LLZTO|Li symmetric cell testing using a chronopotentiometry technique together with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements.