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Dr. Nirala Singh Fundamental Electrocatalysis Team Research Scientist
Alternate-Sponsored Fellow

Nirala Singh earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research interests include catalysis and electrocatalysis for conversion of energy, electrocatalyst material characterization and testing, and flow batteries for energy storage. Some of the systems he has worked on include: electrochemical biofuels production; H2-Br2 flow batteries; metal sulfide electrocatalysts; GaAs, Si, and metal sulfides for artificial photosynthesis; high-throughput screening of hydrogen evolution materials; gas-phase chemistry to understand electrochemical surface reactions; electrochemical wastewater treatment. He is currently working as a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy with University of Washington Chemistry Professor Charlie Campbell to understand surface catalysis of complex molecules and eventually apply the research to solar energy storage in liquid hydrocarbons that can be used for transportation fuels. Prior to joining the University of Washington Nirala was a postdoctorate research scientist at PNNL, where he continues work as an Alternate-Sponsored Fellow.

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