Sneha Akhade

Contact information:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue, L-413
Livermore, CA 94550
phone:  925-423-8347

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  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
  • B.S. in Biotechnology, Manipal University, 2009

Research interests:

Electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 and biomass, tuning material properties of fuel cells and Li-ion battery components, high-throughput computational screening and rational design of materials for alternative energy storage and conversion technologies

Dr. Sneha Akhade works across theory and experiment to investigate electrocatalysis at a fundamental and applied scale. Sneha uses molecular simulation techniques towards mechanistic determination of relevant electrocatalytic reactions, macro- and micro-kinetic modeling and examining electrochemical interfacial phenomena. She has been involved in electrocatalyst screening and testing of modular bench-scale batch and flow reactors.

Selected recent publications:

CO2 electroreduction

Electrocatalytic biomass upgrading

Electrochemical interface development

Battery/Fuel cells