Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2018
- B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
My research focuses on the development and application of efficient computational schemes for studying interfacial electrochemical phenomena at the atomistic level. I am particularly interested in designing and understanding materials for energy storage and energy conversion applications.
Current projects include:
- Assessing the role of environmental effects on the electroreduction of CO2 over copper catalysts.
- Developing descriptors of ionic liquid performance for energy storage applications.
- Modeling the stability of alloy catalysts under fuel cell operating conditions.
Selected recent publications:
- S.E. Weitzner and I. Dabo, “Voltage-dependent cluster expansion for electrified solid-liquid interfaces: Application to the electrochemical deposition of transition metals,” Physical Review B 96, 205134 (2017).
- S.E. Weitzner and I. Dabo, “Quantum–continuum simulation of underpotential deposition at electrified metal–solution interfaces,” npj Computational Materials 3, 1 (2017).