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Dr. Ian Robinson

Fellow

Dr. Ian A. Robinson currently serves as an ARPA-E fellow. His interests include negative emissions technologies, direct air capture to produce synfuels, fuel cells, electrolyzers, high-energy abundant battery materials, and decarbonization technologies for 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.