We are part of a very multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, theorists and material scientists. We have active collaborations with industry, academia and other National Laboratories. With our diverse portfolio on modeling and characterization of functional advanced materials for energy conversion technologies, we continuously seek collaboration opportunities with academia and industry, user facilities, and host affiliates and international students, students from UC Berkeley and other universities, and visiting or sabbatical faculty. In our group, we have graduate students from UC Berkeley who are working towards their PhD on a multitude of research topics related to materials for energy technologies.

Berkeley Lab

Adam Z. Weber 

Alex Hexemer 

Andrew M. Minor

Bryan McCloskey

Cheng Wang 

Chenhui Zhu 

Gao Liu

Greg Su

Ravi Prasher 


UC Berkeley Campus Co-advisors

Ravi Prasher (Mechanical Engineering)

Nitash Balsara (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

Clay Radke (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)


Additional Collaborators

Shane Ardo (UC Irvine)

Chulsung Bae (RPI)

Nem Danilovic (Electric Hydrogen)

Jeff Gostick (University of Waterloo)

Andrew Herring (Colorado School of Mines)

Michael Hickner (PennState)

Yu Seung Kim (LANL)

Miguel Modestino (NYU)

Peter Pintauro (Vanderbilt)

Bryan Pivovar (NREL)

Julie Renner (Case Western)

Yushan Yan (University of Delaware)

Iryna Zenyuk (UC Irvine)



Collaboration opportunities

Work With Us

For Industry and Academia:

There are collaboration opportunities for industry and academia working directly with us through CRADA and SPP agreements as well as through research consortia including HydroGen and M2FCT.

For Undergraduate students:

We routinely host and mentor undergraduate students in our group through the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program, which provide undergraduate students and recent graduates research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns in our group to perform research on DOE projects.  

For Graduate students:

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities. Additional information on program can be found on DOE SCGSR website.

For Visiting Faculty:

We host Faculty who are interested in visiting our group and working with us. Also, DOE's Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas.  As part of the program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest.