Dr. Elizabeth Barrios

Part-time Instructor, CME


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 117
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Elizabeth Barrios is an Avionics Materials Engineer at NASA. She is also one of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Young Space Leader.


  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2020
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2015
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Young Space Leader Award, International Astronautical Federation, 2021
  • Luigi G Napolitano Award, International Astronautical Federation, 2020
  • NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Fellow, 2016-2020

Recent Publications

  • Li-Ion Permeability of Holey Graphene in Solid State Batteries: A Particle Dynamics Study, Elizabeth A Barrios, April A Rains, Yi Lin, Ji Su, John W Connell, Rocco P Viggiano, Donald A Dornbusch, James J Wu, Vesselin Yamakov, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022 (14) 21363-21370

  • Quantum dots of two-dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite with high optical limiting properties, Sreekanth J Varma, Jayesh Cherusseri, Jinxin Li, Jitesh Kumar, Elizabeth Barrios, Jayan Thomas, AIP Advances, 2020 (10) 045130

  • Ultrasensitive and ultrathin phototransistors and photonic synapses using perovskite quantum dots grown from graphene lattice, Basudev Pradhan, Sonali Das, Jinxin Li, Farzana Chowdhury, Jayesh Cherusseri, Deepak Pandey, Durjoy Dev, Adithi Krishnaprasad, Elizabeth Barrios, Andrew Towers, Andre Gesquiere, Laurene Tetard, Tania Roy, Jayan Thomas, Science Advances, 2020 (6) eaay5225

  • A review of the evolution of the nanostructure of SiCN and SiOC polymer derived ceramics and the impact on mechanical properties, Elizabeth Barrios, Lei Zhai, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2020 (5) 1606-1641