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NASA Ames Research Center

By Aida Yoguely Cortés-Peña
Summer 2014

As part of the Advanced Space Science and Technology group, I researched graphene and carbon nanotube based electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors. Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) is a high specific surface-area electrode material that, when complemented with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), promises a high energy density surpassing those of batteries used today. The objective of this research is to develop an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC) using novel electrode materials deposited on conductive, semi-conductive, and flexible substrates.

Aida Yoguely NASA Ames Poster
Aida Yoguely NASA Ames Poster

Research Advisor: Dr. Bin Chen

Happy Across the USA: A Roadtrip to NASA Ames

I completed a road trip across the United States, starting from Miami, Florida to Mountain View, California to intern at the NASA Ames Research Center. I drove a round-trip total of 6000+ miles, 90+ hours, and 14 states. I stopped at some of the most breathtaking and historical landscapes. Overwhelmed with joy, I had to dance. Please enjoy the following music video! 

List of states driven through: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California.

Below is a playlist with my video blog series documenting my roadtrip to California and back.

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