Grant Williamson portrait

Grant Williamson

Chemical Engineering

As a graduate student in the lab of chemical engineering professor Vince Holmberg, Grant worked on developing new materials for high-capacity lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries that can charge faster and last longer. His research focused on characterizing battery materials made of antimony, which can charge from empty to full in three minutes and store roughly double the energy of current battery materials. While at UW, Grant received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, was named to the Husky 100 and served in the Graduate & Professional Student Senate. Grant graduated in 2019 and is now a product engineer at ABV Technology, a small startup in St Paul, Minnesota that has developed a way to transform alcoholic beverages into non-alcoholic beverages without altering their intended flavor and taste.