Robert J. Messinger

Assistant Professor

Main Affiliation

Chemical Engineering


Steinman Hall





Robert J. Messinger


University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2012

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2006

Postdoctoral Research
CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique), Orléans, France
CEMHTI Laboratory & RS2E French Network for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014

CNRS & Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France
LEPMI (Laboratory of Electrochemistry and Physical Chemistry of Materials & Interfaces)
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015


CCNY Chemical Engineering Department
Transport Phenomena II: Energy & Mass Transport (ChE 342)
Introduction to Chemical Engineering: Practices & Principles (ChE 228)

Research Interests

Topics of Interest
Energy materials, 
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, electrochemical systems, batteries, polymers, transport phenomena


We study novel materials, chemistries, and devices for energy applications, with a current focus on rechargeable battery technologies. In particular, we seek to identify, understand, and control the molecular-level phenomena that govern macroscopic material properties and device performance. Advanced solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and electrochemical methods are cornerstones of these investigations. Thematically, our research lies at the interface of chemical engineering, materials science, physical chemistry, and electrochemistry.


NSF CAREER awardee, 2019
CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science & Engineering, 2017
Sponsored scientist, 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2015
European Union Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014