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Daniel Steingart

Co-director of the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center; Stanley-Thompson Associate Professor of Chemical Metallurgy , The Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center (CEEC) , Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

USA

BIOGRAPHY: Daniel Steingart is the co-director of the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center. His group studies the systematic behaviors of material deposition, conversion, and dissolution in electrochemical reactors with a focus on energy storage devices. His current research looks to exploit traditional failure mechanisms and unwanted interactions in batteries, turning unwanted behaviors into beneficial mechanisms. Over the last decade, his efforts in this area have been adopted by various industries and have led directly or indirectly to five electrochemical energy-related startup companies, the latest being Feasible, an effort dedicated to exploiting the inherent acoustic responses of closed electrochemical systems. Steingart joined Columbia Engineering in 2019 from Princeton University, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Earlier, he was an assistant professor in chemical engineering at the City College of the City University of New York. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006.