Anjula Kosswattaarachchi, 4th-year PhD student in Prof. Cook’s group
"My thesis research project focuses on developing new charge carriers for redox flow batteries (RFBs) using molecular-level design principles guided by electrochemical analysis to address stability, solubility, and energy density.
The Department of Chemistry at UB is a very friendly environment with a lot of amazing, supportive professors and a variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation that has made me enjoy graduate school very much. The most wonderful part of my PhD is having the best advisor I could have asked for together with my awesome lab mates in the Cook Group and other lovely friends in the department, who have all become my family away from family.
Outside of the lab, I enjoy traveling with my family and friends, photography, and trying food from different restaurants."