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James Woodworth is currently the Instructional Support Coordinator and an adjunct professor of chemistry in the Department of Natural Sciences where he manages the laboratories, and supports the needs of the faculty. Throughout his career at LTU, which started in 2007, he has served the department in a variety of capacities including Adjunct Professor, Outreach Coordinator, and Senior Lecturer of Chemistry. During this time, he has taught a range of chemistry, physics, and general science courses.
James Woodworth received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from LTU and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Iowa where he investigated various catalytic materials using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR). He turned his interests toward electrochemistry and energy storage and was awarded a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship to conduct research regarding the development of advanced carbon-silicon composite anode materials for lithium ion batteries at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio.
While functioning as an adjunct faculty member at LTU, James Woodworth continued to pursue his interest in electrochemistry and energy storage as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at Michigan State University. In this position, he was involved in a variety of projects including the development of non-precious metal catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells, anode materials for lithium ion batteries, and electrode materials for aqueous calcium ion batteries.