Mark Burgess completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah, where he received a BS in chemistry, with an emphasis in chemical physics in May 2013. While at the University of Utah, he performed undergraduate research under the direction of Henry S. White concerning finite element modeling of nano-electrochemical cells. Burgess continued his studies in electroanalytical chemistry by pursuing a PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working under the guidance of Joaquín Rodríguez-López. While at Illinois, Burgess’ research has centered on characterizing the electrochemical dynamics of soluble redox active polymers in conjunction with research efforts sponsored by the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.
Burgess has broad research interests, but he has specialized in advanced electroanalytical analysis using scanning electrochemical microscopy to study soluble redox active macromolecular systems. Burgess has been recognized with many professional honors including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Department of Energy Graduate Student Research Award.