Dr. Jivan Thakare is Principal Engineer, Electrochemical Process Development, at the EERC, where he coordinates and supports the continued growth of the EERC’s electrochemical process development research program. Dr. Thakare performs research, development, application, and demonstration of electrochemical technologies for bidirectional conversion of electrical and chemical energy, including managing projects and staff, developing new research concepts, executing technical tasks, and writing proposals. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from UND, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. degree in Polymer Technology from India. Prior to his promotion to the current position, he served as a Senior Research Engineer at the same facility.
Dr. Thakare has a strong background in developing the design, synthesis, and characterization of electrolytic cells for performance and durability studies. His principal areas of interest and expertise include nanocatalyst synthesis, solid-state electrolyte development, membrane–electrode assembly (MEA) fabrication, and electrochemical characterization.