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Rebecca Vincent, Graduate Student


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. 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

  2. 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

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