Bryan Wygant


Bryan Wygant, Ph.D.


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Bryan Wygant, Ph.D. / (505) 844-4344


Bryan R. Wygant is a Postdoctoral Appointee at Sandia National Laboratories in the Photovoltaics & Materials Tech organization. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 2014 and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. His research interests include electrochemical materials for use in the production and storage of renewable energy.

Research Interests

Electrochemical materials, including electrocatalysts, thin film photoabsorbers, and conversion cathodes for batteries

Physical, chemical, and electrochemical characterization of materials for energy production and storage


Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), 2020

B.S. in Chemistry, Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX), 2014

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Bryan Wygant, Ph.D.

Key Publications

Wygant, B.R., Merrill, L.C., Harrison, K.L., Talin, A.A., Ashby, D.S., Lambert, T.N. “The Role of Electrolyte Composition in Enabling Li Metal-Iron Fluoride Full-cell Batteries” Adv. Science, 2022, 2105803

Wygant, B.R., Poterek, A.H., Burrow, J.N., Mullins, C.B. “Effect of Selenium Content on Nickel Sulfoselenide-Derived Nickel (Oxy)hydroxide Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 20366-20375

Wygant, B.R., Ye, A.Z., Dolocan, A., Vu, Q., Abbot, D.M., Mullins, C.B. “Probing the Degradation Chemistry and Enhanced Stability of 2D Organolead Halide Perovskites” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 18170-18181

Wygant, B.R., Kawashima, K., Mullins, C.B. “Catalyst or Pre-Catalyst? The Effect of Oxidation on Transition Metal Carbide, Pnictide, and Chalcogenide Oxygen Evolution Catalysts” ACS Energy Lett., 2018, 3, 2956–2966

Mabayoje O., Shoola A., Wygant, B.R., Mullins, C.B. “The Role of Anions in Metal Chalcogenide Oxygen Evolution Catalysis: Electrodeposited Thin Films of Nickel Sulfide as “Pre-Catalysts” ACS Energy Lett. 2016, 1, 195-201