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Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Assistant Professor

Forbes Hall 2006
(757) 594-7348


  • Ph D in Applied Science, The College of William and Mary
  • MS in Applied Science, The College of William and Mary
  • BS in Chemistry, The College of William and Mary


General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry


Electrochemical power sources to include lithium ion batteries, vertically oriented graphene based electrodes, and the analysis of power source degradation.


Dr. Quinlan received his PhD in 2009 for his research that focused on the chemical functionalization of graphene for advanced applications. After successfully defending his thesis he took at job at the US Patent and Trademark office before joining the research and development group of the Materials and Power Systems Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock in 2010. In 2014 Dr. Quinlan joined the Molecular Biology and Chemistry department at Christopher Newport University where he continues his research in the fundamental chemistry of electrochemical power sources.

  • Christopher Newport University's nominee for SCHEV's Rising Star, State Council for Higher Education for Virginia. (2018)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Fast Response, Carbon-Black Coated, Vertically-Oriented Graphene Electric Double Layer Capacitors. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Volume, 165. Issue, 5. Pages, A924-A931.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). Probing the electrode-electrolyte interface in cycled LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 by XPS using Mg and synchrotron X-rays. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Volume, 163. Issue, 14. Pages, A2911-2918.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). XPS investigation of the electrolyte induced stabilization of LiCoO2 and “AlPO4”-coated LiCoO2 composite electrodes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Fast Response, vertically oriented graphene nanosheet electric double layer capacitors synthesized from C(2)H(2).. ACS nano. Volume, 8. Issue, 6. Pages, 5873-82.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2013). Investigation of defects generated in vertically oriented graphene. Carbon. Volume, 64. Pages, 92–100.
  • Ronald Quinlan, Andres Maeso, International Conference and Exhibition on Materials and Engineering, "The controlled synthesis and investigation of electrode-electrolyte interphase films on LMO," San Diego, CA. (2018)
  • Samuel Houle, Benjamin Genovese, Ronald Quinlan, Lisa Webb, Darlene Mitrano, Society for Neuroscience 2018, "Determining the fatty acid/lipid profiles of 3xTg-AD mice in plasma and in red blood cell membranes.," San Diego, CA. (2018)
  • Alexandra Rosado Carrion, Dilshan Premathilake, Ronald Outlaw, Ronald Quinlan, Virginia Academy of Science, "Determining the effects of surface defects on graphene-based EDLCs by an eQCM study," Longwood University. (2018)

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