River Leversee

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Field of Study: Chemical Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Jorg Weber
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2022)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Michigan Technological University, 2020

Publications

Patent:
E. Stavrou, R. A. Leversee, "Synthesis of Alkali Metal-Based Phosphorous Compounds Using a Lower Pressure." US Patent No. 16/908492, Submitted 6/22/2020.

Papers:
R. Leversee, K. Rode, E. Greenberg, V. B Prakapenka, J. Smith, M. Kunz, C. J. Pickard and E. Stavrou, ''High pressure chemical reactivity and structural study of the Na-P and Li-P systems", J. Mater. Chem. A, Vol. 8, Iss. 41, Oct. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TA08563D

R. Leversee, J. Zaug, J.Sain, S. Weir, S. Bastea, L. Fried, and E. Stavrou, ''High-pressure isothermal equation of state of composite materials: A case study of LX-17 polymer bonded explosive'', Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 115, Iss. 5, July 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5108677

Posters:
R. A. Leversee, "High pressure synthesis and structural study of novel phosphorous based anode materials", Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Student Poster Symposium, 2019.


R. A. Leversee, "High-pressure isothermal equation of state of composite materials: A case study of LX-17 polymer bonded explosive", Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Student Poster Symposium, 2018.

Awards

Graduated summa cum laude, Michigan Technological University, May 2020
Ian Sheppard Award, Michigan Technological University Physics Department, 2020
Departmental Scholar, Michigan Technological University Physics Department, 2019
Recipient of the Marc R. Blackford Endowed Scholarship, Michigan Technological University Physics Department, 2018
Recipient of the Glenn & Helen Parker Endowed Scholarship, Michigan Technological University Physics Department, 2017
Deans List, Michigan Technological University, all semesters 2016-2020
4 Certificates of Merit, Michigan Technological University Mathematical Sciences Department, 2016-2018