Jacob Pawlik

Jacob Pawlik

Year Entered

Hickory, NC, USA

Undergraduate Degree
Appalachian State University, B.S. Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics, 2016

Research Group

Current Research Focus
Materials chemistry, nanomaterials, 2D materials

Short Bio
Specializes in the synthesis and characterization of 2D materials and electrides, which have interesting fundamental properties and applications in batteries or electronics. His hobbies include hiking, reading science fiction, and playing the drum set.

Why did you choose UNC Chemistry?
UNC has a fantastic polymer/materials division with outstanding faculty. The research is fascinating and collectively progresses towards significant achievements in chemistry.

What are your future plans?
Post-doc for 2 years, then work towards professorship at a PUI. I am passionate about teaching and exposing students to research early in their careers.