Fikile R. Brushett
Fikile Brushett is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he holds the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair. Since joining the institute in 2013, his research has focused on advancing the science and engineering of electrochemical technologies for a sustainable energy economy. He is especially fascinated by the fundamental processes that define the performance, cost, and lifetime of present day and future electrochemical systems. Fikile received his B.S.E. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, under the supervision of Professor Paul J.A Kenis. From 2010-2012, he was a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Electrochemical Energy Storage group, under Dr. John T. Vaughey, at Argonne National Laboratory.