Yingying Chen

Yingying Chen

Postdoctoral Researcher-Chemical Engineering

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Yingying Chen is a postdoctoral researcher in NREL's Chemistry and Nanoscience Center. Her research at NREL is focused on developing electrospun bipolar membranes and optimizing the structure and catalyst composition in the co-electrospun 3D junctions for energy devices of water electrolyzers, fuel cells and CO2 electrolyzers. She is also engaged in the study of electrochemical CO2 reduction into value-added fuels at a large-scale platform creating a high rate of production and selectivity.

She received her doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona, where she studied various water desalination technologies. 

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Research Interests

Lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide in a large-scale renewable energy electrochemical process

Electrospun bipolar membrane development


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona

M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona

Featured Work

A Robust, Scalable Platform for the Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Formate: Identifying Pathways to Higher Energy Efficiencies, ACS Energy Letter (2020)

Modeling Water Electrolysis in Bipolar Membranes, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2020)