Jin Suntivich is a material scientist interested in understanding surface-molecule interaction from materials science's structure-property relation principles and how such understanding can lead to a rational design of novel energy conversion and storage materials.
Jin received a B.A. in Integrated Science and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. His Ph.D. research focused on finding a structure-property relation that controls the electrochemical activity of transition metal oxides and nanoparticles for applications in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
As an Environmental Fellow, Jin will work with Eric Mazur of the Department of Physics and the School of Engineering and Applied Physics to control semiconductor materials for light-to-fuel conversion. His work will also explore the spectroscopies of surface-molecule interaction.