My group works on earth abundant and sustainable materials for batteries and electrochemical storage systems, lithium and beyond lithium-ion (Na, Zn, Fe and Mn) ; Cost Competitive Chemistries for Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES); Li-metal and novel solid-electrolytes; Electrochemical transport at interphases and electrode architectures; Multi-scale and multi-modal spectroscopy and imaging using Neutron, X-ray and Raman.

Current Role at Stanford

Executive Director, SLAC-Stanford Battery Center
Adjunct Faculty, Materials Science and Engineering
Scholar, Precourt Energy Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Electrochemical Society (2021)
  • Fellow, Materials Research Society (MRS) (2022)
  • Battelle Distinguished Inventor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2022)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2023)

Education & Certifications

  • PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Solid-State Chemistry and Materials Science (2001)
  • Post Doctoral, Stanford University, Physical Chemistry (2002)