Will earned his doctorate in materials science and engineering at Arizona State University, before doing postdoctoral research in the Laboratory for Electrochemical Interfaces at MIT. During his graduate studies he was a visiting student ETH Zurich, and earned an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, an NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide Award and an ASU Doctoral Enrichment Fellowship, as well as a Microscopy Society of America Presidential Scholar Award. He is a member of the Microscopy Society of America, the Microanalysis Society of America, the Materials Research Society and the National Society of Black Engineers.
His research uses advanced transmission electron microscopy to study electroceramics for energy conversion and storage applications. He aims to understand and design nanoscale structural and chemical phenomena vital to the electrical and catalytic properties of these materials.
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, 2016
Materials for energy conversion and storage, advanced transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy, correlating multiscale properties, electrical properties of ceramics, electrochemistry and defect chemistry, interfaces, grain boundaries and surfaces, electron energy-loss spectroscopy, ceramic processing and thin-film growth