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Storm William D Gourley

PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

I am a PhD candidate at McMaster University under the supervision of Dr. Drew Higgins, focused on developing next-generation beyond lithium battery materials for grid-scale energy storage.


  • 2021–present
    PhD Candidate, McMaster University
  • 2017–2017
    Cell Research Intern, Tesla Inc.,
  • 2015–2016
    Clinical Genomics Intern, The Hospital for Sick Children


  • 2020 
    University of Waterloo, MASc / Chemical Engineering
  • 2018 
    University of Waterloo, BASc / Nanotechnology Engineering


  • 2023
    Zinc-ion batteries for stationary energy storage, Joule
  • 2022
    Electrochemical stability of ZnMn2O4: Understanding Zn-ion rechargeable battery capacity and degradation, J. Phys. Chem. C
  • 2022
    Recent progress in surface coatings for sodium-ion battery electrode materials, Electrochemical Energy Reviews
  • 2020
    Regulating the Li+‐Solvation Structure of Ester Electrolyte for High‐Energy‐Density Lithium Metal Batteries, Small
  • 2020
    Recycling of mixed cathode lithium‐ion batteries for electric vehicles: Current status and future outlook, Carbon Energy
  • 2020
    Breaking free from cobalt reliance in lithium-ion batteries, iScience