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Srinivasan Ramakrishnan

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan


I earned my PhD in Chemistry at Stanford University in 2017. My research with Professors Christopher E. D. Chidsey and Robert M. Waymouth at Stanford was focused on developing catalysts made of earth-abundant materials that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful fuels such as methanol and formic acid using electricity. Using renewable forms of electricity for this purpose would in principle generate a carbon-neutral cycle for sequestering anthropogenic CO2 and produce useful fuels at low cost.

I am an experimental chemist by training, with significant experience in electrochemical measurements, organometallic synthesis and DFT calculations.

Outside of my time in lab, I am interested in energy policy, finance and energy access for the developing world. I served as the Vice President of the Stanford Energy Club, one of the largest student-run clubs on campus and the hub for energy related activities covering technology, finance and policy.

Honors & Awards

Center for Molecular Analysis and Design Fellowship, Stanford University (2015 - 2017)
Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP) Fellowship, Stanford Woods Institute (2016)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Vice-President, Stanford Energy Club (2015 - 2016)

Professional Education

Ph.D. Chemistry, Stanford University (2017)
M.Sc Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2012)
B.Sc Chemistry (Hons.), SSSIHL (2010)