Hometown: Göteborg, Sweden

Undergraduate Degree:  BS Chemistry

Graduate: PhD in Chemistry, 2020

Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Ocean Sports, Traveling, Cooking 

One interesting fact about me: I used to be a competitive 420 sailor

Research: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are high temperature energy conversion devices that produce electricity efficiently and sustainably. Because of the need to electrochemically reduce molecular oxygen and because of the relatively high activation energy required for oxide ions to diffuse through the dense, solid-state electrolyte, SOFCs typically operate at temperatures in excess of 650˚C.  High operating temperatures endow SOFCs with many advantages including fuel flexibility and high conversion efficiencies. However, high temperatures also present challenges related to the stability of the electrode materials. My research examines how secondary phases in SOFC anodes improve performance and durability as a function of temperature, ambient fuel composition and loading using in-operando Raman spectroscopy and electrochemical measurements.