Title Bar (Iceland)

Rebecca Vincent, PhD Candidate


NSF Graduate Research Fellow


Graduate Student, Materials Department, UCSB, 2018 - Present

Research group of Ram Seshadri

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2018

Research group of Prof. Bruce van Dover

Research interests

I want to help the world transition to using primarily renewable energy systems. I am interested in developing materials for high-performance, affordable, and safe energy storage. I currently synthesize new inorganic materials for lithium battery electrodes and study their ion transport and electrochemical properties using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, galvanostatic cycling, cyclic voltammetry and other techniques.


  1. Vincent, R. C.; Cheetham, A. K.; Seshadri, R. Structure and Lithium Insertion in Oxides of Molybdenum, APL Mater. 2023 11. [doi]

  2. Vincent, R. C.; Luo, Y.; Andrews, J. L.; Zohar, A.; Zhou, Y.; Yan, Q.; Mozur, E. M.; Preefer, M. B.; Weker, J. N.; Cheetham, A. K.; Luo, J.; Pilon, L.; Melot, B. C.; Dunn, B.; Seshadri, R. High-Rate Lithium Cycling and Structure Evolution in Mo4O11, Chem. Mater. 2022 144 4122 -- 4133. [doi]

  3. Wyckoff, K.; Kaufman, J.; Baek, S. W.; Dolle, C.; Zak, J.; Bienz, J.; Kautzsch, L.; Vincent, R. C.; Zohar, A.; See, K. A.; Eggeler, Y.; Pilon, L.; Van der Ven, A.; Seshadri, R. Metal-Metal Bonding as an Electrode Design Principle in the Low-Strain Cluster Compound LiScMo3O8, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022 144 5841 -- 5854. [doi]

  4. Das, P.; Elizalde-Segovia, R.; Zayat, B.; Salamat, C.; Pace, G.; Zhai, K.; Vincent, R. C.; Dunn, B.; Segalman, R.; Tolbert, S.; Narayan, S.; Thompson, B. Enhancing the Ionic Conductivity of Poly(3,4-propylenedioxythiophenes) with Oligoether Side Chains for Use as Conductive Cathode Binders in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chem. Mater. 2022 34 2672 – 2686 [doi]

  5. Foley, E. E.; Wong, A.; Vincent, R. C.; Manche, A.; Zaveri, A.; Gonzalez-Correa, E.; Ménard, G.; Clément, R. J. Probing Reaction Processes and Reversibility in Earth-Abundant Na3FeF6 for Na-Ion Batteries, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021 23 20052 – 20064 [doi]

  6. Vincent, R. C.; Shen, J.-X.; Preefer, M. B.; Lin, J.; Seeler, F.; Schierle-Arndt, K.; Persson, K. A.; Seshadri, R. Prospects for Employing Lithium Copper Phosphates as High-Voltage Li-Ion Cathodes, J. Phys. Chem. C 2021 125 13123 – 13130 [doi]

  7. Vincent, R. C.; Vishnoi, P.; Preefer, M. B.; Shen, J.-X.; Seeler, F.; Persson, K. A.; Seshadri, R. Li5VF4(SO4)2: A Prototype High-Voltage Li-Ion Cathode, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020 12 48662 – 48668 [doi]

  8. Bashian, N. H.; Preefer, M. B.; Milam-Guerrero, J.; Zak, J. J.; Sendi, C.; Ahsan, S. A.; Vincent, R. C.; Haiges, R.; See, K. A.; Seshadri, R.; Melot, B. C. Understanding the Role of Crystallographic Shear on the Electrochemical Behavior of Niobium Oxyfluorides, J. Mater. Chem. A. 2020 8 12623 – 12632 [doi]

  9. Preefer, M. B.; Saber, M.; Wei, Q.; Bashian, N. H.; Bocarsly, J. D.; Zhang, W.; Lee, G.; Milam-Guerrero, J.; Howard, E. S.; Vincent, R. C.; Melot, B. C.; Van der Ven, A.; Seshadri, R.; Dunn, B. S. Multielectron Redox and Insulator-to-Metal Transition Upon Lithium Insertion in the Fast-Charging, Wadsley-Roth Phase PNb9O25, Chem. Mater. 2020 32 4553 – 4563 [doi]


Google Scholar

About me

I was born and raised in Palo Alto CA, moved to NY for undergrad, and now I'm back in CA! I have been rock climbing since 2005 and I also love to sing!


Rebecca Vincent, Graduate Student
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-5121
email: rvincent@ucsb.edu