Dr. Jivan Thakare holds the position of Principal Engineer, specializing in Electrochemical Process Development at the EERC (Energy & Environmental Research Center). Dr. Thakare's position as Principal Engineer at the EERC entails a multifaceted role encompassing research, project management, leadership, and technical communication. His extensive educational background and experience in the field make him a key figure in advancing the frontiers of electrochemical process development
In this role, he plays a crucial role in overseeing and facilitating the ongoing expansion of the EERC's research program focused on electrochemical process development. Dr. Thakare's responsibilities encompass a wide spectrum of activities, all geared towards advancing the understanding and application of electrochemical technologies that enable the conversion of both electrical and chemical energy in a bidirectional manner.
One of his primary roles involves conducting in-depth research and development work related to electrochemical processes. He explores novel concepts, designs experiments, and conducts practical applications to bring forth new insights and advancements in the field. His expertise extends to various aspects of these technologies, including their theoretical foundations, practical applications, and demonstration of their feasibility.
In addition to his technical contributions, Dr. Thakare also shoulders managerial responsibilities. He takes charge of project management, which involves overseeing various research projects and guiding the team of researchers and staff members under his supervision. This role demands effective leadership skills to ensure that projects are executed smoothly and achieve their intended goals. Moreover, he is involved in generating new research concepts, which requires creative thinking and a deep understanding of the field's potential avenues for exploration.
Writing proposals is another integral aspect of Dr. Thakare's role. He crafts proposals to secure funding for new research initiatives, showcasing the significance and potential impact of the proposed projects. His ability to communicate complex technical ideas in a clear and persuasive manner is essential in securing the necessary resources to drive forward the EERC's electrochemical research endeavors.
Dr. Thakare's academic background is equally impressive. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of North Dakota (UND), highlighting his expertise in the field. His pursuit of knowledge also led him to earn a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor's degree in Polymer Technology from India. These educational accomplishments underpin his deep understanding of the various scientific and engineering principles underpinning electrochemical processes.
Before attaining his current role, Dr. Thakare served as a Senior Research Engineer at the same facility. This earlier position provided him with valuable experience and insights that he now applies to his principal engineering role.