MIT Department: Nuclear Science and Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno
Research Supervisor: Arunkumar Seshadri
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Angel is an El Salvadoran and Guatemalan first-generation chemistry student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, interested in energy storage materials and qubits. As a rising senior, he has worked on doped oxide glass materials, analysis of arthritis products through electrochemical detection methods, cathode materials for Zn-ion materials, and Li-ion batteries. His work has been multidisciplinary, and his interests are in discovering novel materials and their applications for real-world systems. After being named a Goldwater Scholar in 2022, Angel has been inspired to obtain a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and pursue a career in academia. Outside academics, Angel teaches Taekwondo to grade-school students with his older brother and enjoys watching soccer.