David graduated from Caltech with a PhD in chemical engineering. He received his bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and paper science and engineering at North Carolina State University. During his undergraduate work, David worked closely with the paper and wood products industry, which led to a strong interest in sustainable forestry and energy and carbon management. At Caltech, his research interests focused on energy technologies, specifically the thermodynamics and kinetics of the storage reactions in hydrogen storage materials, and the development of new materials that allow tuning of these properties.
David is currently a Chemical Engineer and Technical Team Lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
RSI Research: Development of Ionic Liquids Displaying Kubas Interactions for Hydrogen Storage Applications