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Sossina Haile

About Sossina Haile

Professor of Materials Science and of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Sossina M. Haile is Professor of Materials Science and of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. As part of her studies, Haile spent two years at the Max Plank Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, first as a Fulbright Fellow then as a Humboldt Fellow. Before assuming her present position at Caltech in 1996, Haile was a member of the faculty at the University of Washington. Her research broadly encompasses solid state ionic materials and devices, with particular focus on energy technologies and especially fuel cells. Her more recent interests include solar-driven water dissociation (or water splitting) by thermochemical processes. She has published more than 120 articles on these and other topics. In 2007 Haile was named by Newsweek Magazine as one of twelve people ‘to watch’. In 2008 Haile was awarded an American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellowship from the National Science Foundation in recognition of her “her timely and transformative research in the energy field and her dedication to inclusive mentoring, education and outreach across many levels.” She is also the recipient of the 2010 Chemical Pioneers Award of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Her national service includes membership on the National Materials Advisory Board, a committee serving the National Academies of Sciences and of Engineering, from 2005 to 2011.

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