Our People

  • We are currently seeking a graduate student.

  • LMAPS always welcomes motivated undergraduate students and visiting scholars to join our team.


Dr. Golareh Jalilvand (PI)

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jalilvand is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina and the Director of LMAPS. She is also a member of the Emerging Energy Program at UofSC.

Dr. Jalilvand's research focuses on the hierarchical structures of materials for next generation batteries and flexible and wearable energy storage devices.

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Hunter McRay

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hunter McRay is a Magna Cum Laude senior student in Chemical Engineering at UofSC. His research focuses on structural modifications in future generation of separator materials for Li metal-based batteries.  

Joint Team Members

Marjanul Manjum


Postdoctoral Fellow

Marjanul Manjum is a postdoctoral assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UofSC, working with Drs. Jalilvand and Mustain Her research is focused on Li-S batteries with high durability, and novel processing methods for Ni-free cathodes in Lithium-ion batteries. Prior joining UofSC, she received her Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from the Keio Univeristy in Japan.


Saheed Lateef

Ph.D. Candidate

Saheed Lateef is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, co-advised by Dr. Jalilvand. He received his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd Univeristy of Petroleum and Minerals in 2017. His research includes materials synthesis for LIB anodes and sulfur cathode processing for LSBs.

Former Team Members


Emily Fisher

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Fall 2021- Summer 2022