Publications

SELECT INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“Advanced Computing, Energy, and STEM policy” 
Honors Colloquium:  Alternative Energy Devices and Policies, Cookeville, TN, Apr. 19, 2017. (guest lecturer)

“DOE-ASCR activities towards rebooting computing” 
IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing, Del Mar, CA, Oct. 19, 2016.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Expanding Your Horizons, Maryville, TN, Nov. 12, 2016. (keynote)

“Energy R&D: National Lab, Congress, and DOE-Basic Energy Sciences.”
University of the District of Columbia, April 21, 2016.

A woman in science carving her own way: How can I make a difference?” 
Expanding Your Horizons, Murfreesboro, TN, Sept. 21, 2013. (keynote) 

“Discussion draft: Energy Title of COMPETES.”
Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC), Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 2013.

“Nuclear energy policy.”
University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center, Knoxville, TN, Aug. 30, 2013.

“Microstructural investigations of PEM electrodes.”
Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Asilomar, CA, Feb. 20-23, 2011. (co-authors: K. L. More and K. S. Reeves)

“Physicochemical and structural characterization of high temperature proton exchange membranes for fuel cells.”
College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering at SUNY, Albany, NY, Dec. 8, 2009.

“The effects of process and polymer chemistry on the structure and performance of phosphoric acid-doped proton exchange membranes.”
2009 Joint User Meeting of the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge, TN, Sept. 16-17, 2009.


CO-ORGANIZED BRIEFINGS/WORKSHOPS

Basic Research Needs for Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology.”
Washington, DC, February 8-10, 2016. (leadership committee for the DOE Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences)

Beyond Exascale: Qubits for Quantum Computing workshop.”

ORNL, August 20-21, 2015. (co- organizer)

“Supplementing Healthcare Innovation:  Advanced Computing.”
U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension committee briefing, January, 13, 2015. (organizer and contributor)

“Materials Opportunities for Quantum Computing Workshop.”

Los Alamos National Laboratory, October 7-8, 2014 (organizing committee member)

“Senate Science, Technology and Policy Forum on genetics and personalized medicine.”
Washington, DC, June 3, 2014. (lead staffer for forum for U.S. Senators and National Academy of Sciences)

“National Security & Supercomputing briefing.”
Washington, DC, January 10, 2014. (organizer)

“Senate Science, Technology and Policy Forum on the future of energy.”

Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. (lead staffer for forum for U.S. Senators and National Academy of Sciences)

Senate Science & Technology Caucus on 21st Century Infrastructure: Computing and Big Data Applications.
Washington, DC, June 4, 2013. (lead staffer collaborated with American Chemical Society)

Senate Science & Technology Caucus on Space Technology Policy: Exploring Options.”

Washington, DC, January 28, 2013. (lead staffer collaborated with American Chemical Society)


SELECT DRAFT LEGISLATION

Discussion draft of Energy Title of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
Drafted and was later included in S.1398 – 114th Congress.

ExaSCALE Computing Leadership Act of 2013
Drafted S. 733 – 113th Congress.

Both COMPETES and Exascale legislation were later included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012 – 114th Congress that passed out of committee and will be considered further by the U.S. Senate).

Toxic Substances and Worker Health Advisory Board Act
Drafted S. 1423 – 113th Congress that was later included in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 (became Public Law No: 113-291 on December 19, 2014). This law included the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill of 2015. Both these pieces of legislations had language from the original advisory board act.

Nuclear Workers National Day of Remembrance
Drafted two resolutions (S.Res. 164 and S.Res. 417 – 113th Congress) that were both agreed to by the U.S. Senate.


SELECT CO-WRITTEN SPEECHES

"Remarks to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners."
L. Alexander, Floor Speech, March 2014.

"Four Grand Principles for Our Energy Future."
L. Alexander, Speech at Oak Ridge National Lab, May 2013.


PUBLICATIONS 

D. J. Jones, F. N. Büchi, K. Swider-Lyons, P. N. Pintauro, H. Uchida, T. J. Schmidt, B. S. Pivovar, H. A. Gasteiger, A. Z. Weber, A. P. Shirvanian, J. M. Fenton, T. F. Fuller, K. Shinohara, K. A. Perry, P. Strasser, C. Coutanceau, S. Mitsushima, R. A. Mantz, S. R. Narayan, V. K. Ramani, K. E. Ayers, Y. T. Kim, H. Xu (Editors), Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 17. Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions 80 (2017). 

D. J. Jones, H. Uchida, H. A. Gasteiger, K. Swider-Lyons, F. N. Büchi, P. N. Pintauro, B. S. Pivovar, K. E. Ayers, K. A. Perry, P. Shirvanian, A. Z. Weber, V. K. Ramani, P. Strasser, R. A. Mantz, K. Shinohara, S. Mitsushima, C. Coutanceau, J. M. Fenton, T. J. Schmidt, T. F. Fuller, S. R. Narayanan, Y. T. Kim, L. Zhuang, S. G. Sun (Editors), Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 16. Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions 75 (2016).

C. Richardson, J. Sarrao, A. Taylor, N. Baker, V. Ballarotto, M. Blain, J. Dawson, D. Dean, J. Dubois, V. Lordi, R. Muller, K. Perry, and M. Warner, “Materials Frontiers to Empower Quantum Computing: A Report on Materials Opportunities for Quantum Computing.” Technical report, Los Alamos National Laboratory (October 2014).

H. A. Gasteiger, A. Z. Weber, V. K. Ramani, T. F. Fuller, R. A. Mantz, H. Uchida, F. N. Büchi, M. Edmundson, C. Coutanceau, J. M. Fenton, S. Mitsushima, T. J. Schmidt, K. Shinohara, K. Swider-Lyons, D. J. Jones, B. S. Pivovar, K. E. Ayers, K. A. Perry, S. R. Narayanan, and P. Strasser (Editors), Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 15. Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions 69 (2015).

S. Deng, M. K. Hassan, A. Nalawade, K. A. Perry, K. L. More, K. A. Mauritz, M. T. McDonnell, D. J. Keffer, and J. W. Mays, “High temperature proton exchange membranes with enhanced proton conductivities at low humidity and high temperature based on polymer blends and block copolymers of poly(1,3-cyclohexadiene) and poly(ethylene glycol).” Polymer 77, 208 (2015). (peer-reviewed)

H. A. Gasteiger, H. Uchida, F. N. Büchi, K. Swider-Lyons, D. Jones, V. K. Ramani, T. J. Schmidt, A. Z. Weber, J. M. Fenton, Y. Meas, K. Shinohara, M. Edmundson, K. A. Perry, C. Coutanceau, S. Mitsushima, P. Strasser, R. A. Mantz, T. F. Fuller, and S. R. Narayanan, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 14, ECS Transactions 64 (2014). 

C. Kammerer, N. Kulkarni, R. Warmack, K. A. Perry, I. Belova, G. Murch, and Y. Sohn, "Impurity Diffusion Coefficients of Al and Zn in Mg Determined from Solid-to-Solid Diffusion Couples." Magnesium Technology 2014. 

K.A. Perry, K. L. More, E. A. Payzant, R. A. Meisner, B. G. Sumpter, and B. C. Benicewicz, “A comparative study of phosphoric acid-doped m-PBI membranes.” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 52 26 (2014). (peer-reviewed and selected for cover image)

H. Gasteiger, V. K. Ramani, F. N. Büchi, A. Z. Weber, T. F. Fuller, D. C. Hansen, K. Shinohara, M. Edmundson, D. J. Jones, H. Uchida, P. Strasser, C. Coutanceau, S. Mitsushima, R. A. Mantz, K. Swider- Lyons, T. J. Schmidt, J. M. Fenton, K. A. Perry, and S. R. Narayanan, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 13, ECS Transactions 58 (2013).

A. Villa, G. M. Veith, D. Ferri, A. Weidenkaff, K. A. Perry, S. Campisi, and L. Prati, “NiO as a peculiar support for metal nanoparticles in polyols oxidation.” Catalysis Science & Technology 3, 394 (2013). (peer-reviewed)

C. Kammerer, N. S. Kulkarni, R. Warmack, K. A. Perry, I. Belova, G. Murch, and Y. Sohn, “Impurity Diffusion Coefficients of Al and Zn in Mg Determined from Solid-to-Solid Diffusion Couples,” Technical Report, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (August 2013).

W. E. Tenhaeff, K. A. Perry, and N. J. Dudney, “Impedance characterization of Li ion transport at the interface between laminated ceramic and polymeric electrolytes.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 159 A2118 (2012). (peer-reviewed)

Y. Chen, Y. Xu, K. Perry, A. P. Sokolov, K. More, and Y. Pang, “Achieving Diameter-Selective Separation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Using Polymer Conformation-Confined Helical Cavity.” ACS Macro Letters 1, 701 (2012). (peer-reviewed)

Y. Chen, An. Malkovskiy, X.-Q. Wang, M. Lebron-Colon, A. P. Sokolov, K. Perry, K. More, and Y. Pang, “Selection of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube with Narrow Diameter Distribution by Using a PPE–PPV Copolymer.” ACS Macro Letters 1, 246 (2012). (peer-reviewed)

W. E. Tenhaeff, K. A. Perry, E. Herbert, S. Kalnaus, and N. J. Dudney, “Tough Solid Composite Electrolytes to Enable Lithium Metal Anodes.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2012. (extended conference proceedings)

K. A Perry, B. A. Larsen, K.C. Neyerlin, B. Pivovar, and K. L. More, “Elemental and morphological analysis of novel Pt catalysts synthesized by galvanic displacement.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2012. (extended conference proceedings)

W. E. Tenhaeff, X. Yu, K. Hong, K. A. Perry, and N. J. Dudney, “Ionic transport across interfaces of solid glass and polymer electrolytes for lithium ion batteries.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 158, A1143 (2011). (peer-reviewed)

K. A. Perry, W. E. Tenhaeff, and K. S. Reeves, “PEO-Li1.3Ti1.7Al0.3(PO4)3 Composite for Solid Electrolytes in Batteries.” Microscopy & Microanalysis (2011). (extended conference proceedings)

K. L. More, K. A. Perry, M. Chi, and K. S, Reeves, “Carbon Support Structural Degradation Observed in Aged PEM Fuel Cells.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2010. (extended conference proceedings) 


K. A. Perry, K. L. More, L. R. Walker, and B. Benicewicz, “Cryo-SEM of hydrated high temperature proton exchange membranes.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 15, 1420 (2009). (extended conference proceedings)

K. A. Perry, K. L. More, and B. Benicewicz, “Electrochemical properties, mechanical testing, and gel morphology study of phosphoric acid-doped meta-polybenzimidazole membranes via conventionally imbibing and the sol-gel process.” Polymer Preprints 2009. (extended conference proceedings)

K. A. Perry, G. A. Eisman, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Hydrogen purification using a high temperature PBI membrane.” Polymer Preprints, POLY-299 (2008). (extended conference proceedings)

K. A. Perry, G. A. Eisman, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Electrochemical hydrogen pumping using a high temperature PBI membrane.” Journal of Power Sources 177, 478 (2008). (peer-reviewed)



CO-AUTHORED RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS (68 posted)

A. Noy, August 2016.

C.-M. Wang, August 2016.

J. Cabana, August 2016.

P. Yang and P. Alivisatos, July 2016.

B. Helms, July 2016.

T. Douglas, July 2016.

S. Dia, July 2016.

M. Crommie, July 2016.

S. Cohen, July 2016.

I. Brener, July 2016.

T. Ward, July 2016.

H. N. Lee, July 2016.

S. Kilina, July 2016.

P. Jena, July 2016.

A. Javey, July 2016.

Y. K. Yap, June 2016.

J. Wu, June 2016.

P. Vashishta, June 2016.

K. Sieradzki, June 2016.


Z. Ren, June 2016.
S. Louie, June 2016.

A. Karma, June 2016.

A. Javey, June 2016.

B. Boyce, June 2016.

X. Zhu, June 2016.

F. A. Tezcan, June 2016.

J. Spitzer, June 2016.
P. Poudeu, June 2016.
S. Jin, June 2016.

D. Geoghegan, June 2016.

A. Fedorov, June 2016.
S. Chambers, June 2016.

M. Arnold, June 2016.

P. Alivisatos, June 2016.

J. de Pablo, June 2016.


A. Voter, D. Perez, and B. Uberuaga, December 2015.
H. Dai, December 2015.

M. Crommie, December 2015.
N. Balke, December 2015.
 
Z. Dogic, December 2015.

J. de Pablo, December 2015.
J. Aizenberg, December 2015.
I. Zaliznyak, December 2015.

O. Shpyrko, December 2015

Z. X. Shen and R. G. Moore, December 2015.

C.-Y. Ruan, December 2015.

L. Marks, December 2015.
R. Katiyar, December 2015.

J. Miao, November 2015.

A. Parikh, November 2015.

J. Tranquada, November 2015.


A. Hoffmann and S. G. E. te Velthuis, November 2015.

G. Bachand, November 2015.


O. Sahin, October 2015.

C. Keating, September 2015.


CO-AUTHORED DOE TECHNICAL REVIEW PRESENTATIONS 

N. Dudney, W. Tenhaeff, S. Kalnaus, and K. Perry, “Composite Electrolyte to Stabilize Metallic Lithium Anodes.” Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 2013.

K. L. More, D. Cullen, R. Unocic, H. Meyer, M. Chi, K. A. Perry, and K. S. Reeves, “Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials.” 2013 DOE Annual Merit Review.

K. L More, D. Cullen, H. Meyer, K. A. Perry, and K. S. Reeves, “Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials.” 2012 DOE Annual Merit Review.

K. L. More, J. C. Idrobo, M. Chi, K. A. Perry, D. Cullen, H. Meyer, and S. Reeves, “Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials.” 2011 DOE Annual Merit Review

K. More, C. Parish, K. Perry, M. Chi, and S. Reeves, “Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials.” 2010 DOE Annual Merit Review.


PRESENTATIONS (INCLUDING CO-AUTHOR) 

K. Perry, M. Shankar, G. Tourassi, and G. Weigand, “Advanced Computing Methods for Better Healthcare Delivery, Improved Outcomes, and Lower Cost.” U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pension, January 2015. (co-oral presentation)

T. S. Humble, K. A. Perry, and R. S. Bennink, “Material Science for Quantum Computing.” Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2014. (co-oral presentation)

C. Kammerer, N. S. Kulkarni, R. Warmack, K. A. Perry, I. Belova, G. Murch, and Y. H. Sohn, “Impurity Diffusion Coefficients of Al and Zn in Mg Determined from Solid-to-Solid Diffusion Couples.” 2013 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. (co-authored oral presentation)

W. E. Tenhaeff, N. J. Dudney, S. Kalnaus, K. A. Perry, E. G. Herbert, E. Rangasamy, and J. Sakamoto. “Transport and Mechanical Properties of Bilayer and Composite Electrolytes for Li-metal Batteries.” Materials Research Society Fall 2012. (co-authored oral presentation)

W. E. Tenhaeff, K. A. Perry, E. Herbert, S. Kalnaus, and N. J. Dudney, “Tough Solid Composite Electrolytes to Enable Lithium Metal Anodes.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2012. (co-authored oral presentation)

K. A Perry, B. A. Larsen, K.C. Neyerlin, B. Pivovar, and K. L. More, “Elemental and morphological analysis of novel Pt catalysts synthesized by galvanic displacement.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2012. (co-authored oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, B. A. Larsen, K.C. Neyerlin, B. Pivovar, and K. L. More, “Microstructural characterization of Pt-based nanowires for fuel cell electrocatalysts.” Materials Research Society Fall 2011. (oral presentation)

J. C. Idrobo, W. Zhou, K. A. Perry, W. Fu, C. Liang, and K. L. More, “Revealing the electronic structure of Pt nucleation sites in single- and multi-layer graphene. Materials Research Society Fall 2011. (co- author oral presentation)

K. A Perry, B. A. Larsen, K.C. Neyerlin, and K. L. More, “Structure/property relationships of nanostructures for the development of extended thin film electrocatalysts for higher Pt utilization.” 2011 Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition. (oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, W. E. Tenhaeff, and K. S. Reeves, “PEO-Li1.3Ti1.7Al0.3(PO4)3 Composite for Solid Electrolytes in Batteries.” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2011. (oral presentation)

K. More, R. Unocic, K. A. Perry, and K. S. Reeves, “In-situ Microscopy of PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst and Catalyst-support Degradation.” Materials Research Society Spring 2011. (co-author oral presentation)

S. Kalnaus, W. Tenhaeff , N. J. Dudney, E. Herbert, K. Hong, J. Mays, K. Perry, G. Pharr, A. Sabau, and X. Yu, “Electrochemical and Mechanical Characterization of Composite Nanostructures of Solid Glass and Polymer Electrolytes” Materials Research Society Fall 2011. (co-author oral presentation)

K. L. More, K. A. Perry, M. Chi, and K. S. Reeves. “Carbon Support Structural Degradation Observed in Aged PEM Fuel Cells.” Electrochemical Society Meeting Fall 2010. (co-author oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, K. L. More, L. R. Walker, and B. Benicewicz, “Cryo-SEM of hydrated high temperature proton exchange membranes.” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2009. (oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, K. L. More, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Electrochemical properties, mechanical testing, and gel morphology study of phosphoric acid-doped meta-polybenizimidazole membranes via conventionally imbibing and the sol-gel process.” American Chemical Society, 2009. (oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, K. L. More, and. B. C. Benicewicz, “Characterization of phosphoric acid (PA)-doped polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes and application in the H2 economy,” Gordon Research Conference on Polymers, June 2009. (poster presentation)

K. A. Perry, L. R. Walker, K. L. More, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Cryogenic microstructural analysis of phosphoric acid imbibed polybenzimidazole proton exchange membranes.” Polymers (Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar) Excellence In Polymer Graduate Research, June 2009. (selected for oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, K. L. More, E. A. Payzant, S. Reeves, L. R. Walker, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Phase behaviour and microstructural variations within phosphoric acid doped polybenzimidazole membranes produced via the polyphosphoric acid process.” First CARISMA Internal Conference: Progress in MEA components for Medium and High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 2008, France, September 2008. (poster presentation)

K. A. Perry, G. A. Eisman, and B. C. Benicewicz, “Hydrogen purification using a high temperature PBI membrane.” Excellence in Graduate Polymer Science Research Symposium, American Chemical Society, 2008. (oral presentation)

K. A. Perry, G. Eisman, and B. C. Benicewicz, “High Temperature PEM Electrochemical Hydrogen Pump.” Advances in Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Systems, 2007 & National Polymer Graduate Research, 2007. (poster presentations)

K. A. Perry, B. C. Benicewicz, K. L. More, and E. A. Payzant, “Structural modification and SEM/TEM sample preparation of phosphoric acid doped sol-gel polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes.” Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells, July 2007. (poster presentation)