Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellows in Clean Energy

Carl Brozek

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Gamelin Research Group

Email | Web Site

CEI-related research interests: advancing solar fuels technologies, and working on practical aspects of chemistries in creative new ways that combine electrochemistry, photophysics, photoelectrochemistry and inorganic catalysis.

Robert Ireland

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Jenekhe Research Lab

Email | Campbell Research Group

CEI-related research: to develop molecular, nanoscale, and interface engineering approaches to fully exploit alternative electron transport materials in organic photovoltaic devices.

Zhaoxia Qian

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Ginger Research Lab and Masiello Group

Email | Ginger Research Lab | Masiello Group

CEI-related research interests: the controlled assembly of metal nanoparticles with enhanced optical properties; developed a novel method to synthesize a large library of nanoparticles.

Nirala Singh

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Campbell Research Group

Email | Campbell Research Group

CEI-related research interests: catalysis and electrocatalysis for conversion of hydrocarbons, electrocatalyst material characterization and testing, and flow batteries for energy storage.

Hao Wang

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Zhang Research Group

Email | Zhang Research Group

CEI-related research: new business models and economic mechanisms for incentivizing participation of distributed energy resources, such as renewable energy, storage, electric vehicles in microgrids.

Zhibin Yang

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy, Jen Research Group

Email | Web Site

CEI-related research interests: the rational design of new functional materials for energy conversion and storage devices, such as solar cells, supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries, and light-emitting diodes.

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.