Jack McAlpine

Jack McAlpine

B.S. University of Idaho (Chemical Engineering)

Graduate Student



Jack grew up in Colorado. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Idaho in the Spring of 2019. Jack joined the Gebbie group Fall of 2019. He enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and ultimate frisbee.


With climate change as an ever growing concern, the use of more efficient electrical power sources becomes increasingly necessary. Ionic liquids have become a material of great interest in this field. By gaining a better understanding of how these solutions behave and their interactions with solid surfaces their efficacy can be evaluated. Jack plans to pursue his interests in transport phenomena and surface science toward developing new methods of storing and discharging renewable electricity.