Kim Scott

Assistant Teaching Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Enthusiastic energy storage engineer with over 15 years research experience in electrochemical analysis, fabrication processes, and optimization of electrode materials. Passionate desire to fuel and inspire young minds to pursue STEM pathways building a better world for the future. Motivated to help young women pursuing engineering recognize their potential and how their journeys will provide inspiration for those to follow.


PhD, Materials Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, October 2014

  • Thesis: The Utilization of Meniscus Brush Plating Electrodeposition for the Fabrication of Freestanding Heterogeneous Copper-Tin Films for Lithium Alloying Negative Electrodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries

MS, Materials Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, October 2012

BS, Materials Science & Engineering,Rutgers University, May 2009


Work Experience

Colorado School of Mines

Assistant Teaching Professor                   Aug 2022 – present


MTGN219 Art and Science of Glassblowing

MTGN314+L Properties and Processing of Ceramics (Assisting)

Rutgers University

Coadjutant Teaching Professor Reilly DELLC Intro to Engineering Course               September 2021

NJ Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology Course Instructor                 Annually July 2016-July 2022



Scott, K., Halajko, A., Amatucci, G. “The Fabrication of Freestanding Heterogeneous Copper-Tin Films with Meniscus Brush Plating Electrodeposition” JNMES, 18: 25-36, 2016

Amatucci, G., Scott, K., Pereira, N., Halajko, A. “Self-Forming Thin Interphases and Electrodes Enabling 3-D Structured High Energy Density Batteries” DOE-RU-0007793, Rutgers Univ. Piscataway, NJ (USA), 2019

Selected Presentations:

“Self-Forming Thin Interphases and Electrodes Enabling 3-D Structured High-Energy Density Batteries,” DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review (Arlington, VA) June 2019

“Fabrication of High-Capacity Lithium Alloying Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries via Electrodeposition,” International Society of Electrochemistry Topical Meeting (Pretoria, South Africa) April 2013

“Fabrication of High-Capacity Lithium Alloy Electrodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries with the Utilization of Electrodeposition,” Fall Materials Research Society Conference (Boston, MA) November 2012

“Electrodeposited Heterogeneous Alloy Negative Electrodes for Li-Ion Batteries,” African Materials Research Society Meeting (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) December 2011

Special Skills


  • Maccor: Analyzed primary cell electrode composition development through rate testing protocols; analyzed rechargeable cell configuration with unique cell packaging/current collectors
  • Arbin MITs: Executed various galvanostatic protocols measuring the irreversible losses, discharge capacities, and capacity retention for electrodeposited thin films in half cells
  • Macpiles with Kalideagraph: Analyzed alloy formation onset for lithium-tin alloys at various voltages utilizing the GITT protocol
  • VMP EC-Lab: Executed electrochemical deposition of lithium alloying materials through pulsed & constant potential and current protocols
  • CorrWare: Fabricated various electrodeposited thin films utilizing several different advanced electrosynthesis protocols ranging from both constant & pulsed potential and current protocols

Material Characterization

  • SPI Yb-Fiber Laser: Manipulation of metals to formulate bonds and dewetting patterning
  • NDT X-ray CT: High resolution, nondestructive analysis of cell packaging and configurations
  • Keyence: High resolution 2D and 3D imaging of electrode surfaces
  • FT-IR & Raman: Identification of complex padding materials used for insulating during electrodeposition process; Analyzed variations in single-walled & multi-walled carbon nanotubes with and without COOH
  • XRD with Rietveld Analysis: Determination of multi alloy phases within electrodeposited thin films
  • Universal PLS CO2 Laser Cutting: Fabrication of custom cell packaging and current collectors
  • DSC: Formulation of approximate melting temperature onset for electrodeposited tin
  • BET: Comprehensive analysis of surface energy due to particle size of glass powders
  • Pycnometer: Qualitative density mapping of electrodeposited heterogeneous thin films
  • Profilometer: Verification & 3D mapping of electrodeposited thin film surface roughness


Hill Hall 313