WISDM Speaker

Leah Ellis, MS, PhD

School of Engineering>Materials Science and Engineering | Chemistry | BS
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Leah

Leah Ellis is an electrochemist with a passion for translational science and cleantech. She is currently working with Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang, at MIT, to develop electrochemical systems for making cement. She did her PhD on lithium-ion batteries with Jeff Dahn, in collaboration with 3M and Tesla. Before her PhD, she cycled the length of Africa, 12,000km, from Cairo to Cape Town.

STEM Keywords

cement, deep decarbonization, diversity and inclusion, electrochemistry, electrolysis, energy, energy storage, graduate women in stem, lithium-ion, materials characterization, materials degradation, mental health, project management, public speaking, renewable energy, science communication, surface science, women in science

Venture Keywords

cement, deep decarbonization, electrochemistry, electrolysis, energy storage, energy sustainability, Entrepreneurship

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Leah In the News

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement

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