Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He was consulting editor for the AIChE Journal and served on the Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council. Thompson was also a member of the AIChE Board of Directors from 2014-2016.
Research in his group focuses on the design synthesis characterization evaluation of nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage applications. Of particular interest is the development of structure-function relationships that enable the design of highly efficient materials.