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Dr. Sneha Akhade
Dr. Sneha Akhade Theory and Computational Modeling Team Basic & Applied Molecular Foundations
Physical Sciences Division

Dr. Sneha Akhade is a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and 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 and examining interfacial phenomena. Sneha is involved in electrocatalyst screening and testing of modular bench-scale batch and flow reactors.

Her research interests broadly include electrocatalytic conversion, fuel cells and batteries, high-throughput computational screening and in rational design of materials for alternative energy storage and conversion technologies.

Sneha recently earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2016, where her work focused on electrocatalysis of carbon dioxide reduction and development of multi-scale modeling tools to better understand the complexities of the electrochemical interface. Sneha obtained her M.S. in chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Chemical Transformations Initiative