Dr. Ian Robinson
Dr. Ian A. Robinson currently serves as an ARPA-E fellow. His interests include carbon capture and utilization, fuel cells and electrolyzers, and decarbonizing materials processing.
Robinson received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, where he served as a graduate research assistant under Prof. Eric Wachsman. His research focused on the development of new high-performance low-temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) electrode materials to bring technology closer to economic viability. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Robinson served as a Mickey Leland Energy Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) under the direction of Michael Tucker and Adam Weber. While at LBNL, he designed experiments to test metal-supported SOFCs operating on a variety of fuels to explore alternative fuels viability.
Robinson also earned his B.S. in materials science and engineering from University of Maryland, College Park in 2016.