Staff Scientists



Dr. Chris Hahn


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: University of California-Berkeley, Chemistry
Undergraduate School: University of California-Berkely, Chemistry
Project: Synthesis and characterization of theory-identified alloy catalysts for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to hydrocarbons and oxygenates.

E-mail: cjhahn@stanford.edu


Dr. Melis Duyar

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Columbia University, Earth and Environmental Engineering
Undergraduate School: Koc University (Turkey), Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Development of catalysts for hydrogenation of CO and CO2 to higher alcohols.

E-mail: melis@stanford.edu

Visiting Researchers



Mr. Makoto Mitani


Home Department: SUNCAT
Graduate School: Rikkyo University
Undergraduate School: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Project: Research about ORR and OER catalysts for fuel cell applications.

E-mail: mitani@slac.stanford.edu


Dr. Yusaku Nishimura


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Kyoto University (Japan), Department of Fundamental Energy Science
Undergraduate School: Kyoto University (Japan), Global Engineering
Project: Combined spectroscopic and theoretical studies on electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide to fuels.

E-mail: yusakufn@stanford.edu


Dr. Yawen Zhao


Home Department: Engineering Thermophysics
Graduate School: Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Science
Undergraduate School: Shandong University
Project: Solar thermal and thermochemical utilization.

E-mail: zyawen@stanford.edu

Postdoctoral Scholars



Dr. Antaeres Dawn Antoniuk-Pablant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Arizona State University, School of Molecular Sciences
Project: Developing integrated electrochemical-biological systems for the production of fuels and chemicals from CO2.

E-mail: aantoniu@stanford.edu


Dr. Maria Escudero Escribano

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
(Sapere Aude: DFF-Research Talent Grant)
Graduate School: Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), Department of Applied Physical Chemistry
Undergraduate School: University of Extremadura (Spain), Department of Chemical Engineering
Project: Efficient non-precious metal electrocatalysts for sustainable energy conversion.

E-mail: mariaesc@stanford.edu


Dr. Alessandro Gallo


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: University of Milan, Industrial Chemistry
Undergraduate School: University of Milan, Industrial Chemistry
Project: Characterization of bimetallic nanoparticles for carbon dioxide reduction by in situ/operando X-ray synchroton radiation spectroscopies.

E-mail: agallo@slac.stanford.edu


Dr. Carlos Gilberto Morales Guio


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Osaka University (Japan), Department of Chemical Science and Engineering
Project: Catalyst engineering for the electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels.

E-mail: carlosmg@slac.stanford.edu


Dr. Drew Higgins


Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: University of Waterloo
Undergraduate School: University of Waterloo
Project: Experimental synthesis, characterization and testing of electrocatalysts for sustainable energy conversion and storage processes.

E-mail: dhiggs@stanford.edu


Dr. Amber Janda


Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: University of California-Berkeley
Professional: Dow Chemical R&D 2007-2009
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project: Thermocatalytic reduction of CO2 and CO to ethanol and higher alcohols .

E-mail: aljanda@stanford.edu


Dr. Laurie King


Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Imperial College London (UK), Materials Department
Undergraduate School:University of Durham (UK), Department of Chemistry
Project: Development of photocathodes for hydrogen production via solar water splitting.

E-mail: lking10@stanford.edu


Dr. Josh McEnaney


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Pennsylvania State University, Chemistry
Undergraduate School: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Chemistry
Project: Development of electrochemical systems for N2 reduction.

E-mail: mcenaney@stanford.edu


Dr. Adam Nielander


Home Department: SUNCAT and Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: California Institute of Technology
Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
Project: Electrocatalytic N2 reduction.

E-mail: anieland@stanford.edu


Dr. Marat Orazov


Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: California Institute of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley, Chemical Engineering
Project: Development of catalytic systems for higher alcohol synthesis from CO/CO2/H2 mixtures.

E-mail: orazov@stanford.edu


Dr. Lei Wang


Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Graduate School: Department of Chemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Undergraduate School: State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, China
Project: Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to valuable chemical fuels

E-mail: wanglei8@stanford.edu