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Sebastian Osswald

Sebastian Osswald

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

Sebastian Osswald holds dual Ph.D. degrees — one in materials science and engineering from Drexel University, and a second in physics from Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany. He also obtained an MBA from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel.

Before joining Purdue, Osswald held appointments as an assistant professor of physics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., 2010-’14, and as a postdoctoral associate, ‘08 to ’10, in the Department of Materials Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Osswald’s research interests include the chemistry and physics of nanostructures and other advanced materials, with primary focus on the development of new energy-storage technologies.