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Paul Kempler

Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Oregon Center for Electrochemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phone: 541-346-7652
Office: 430 LISB
Research Interests: electrochemistry, surface chemistry, electrolysis, hydrogen


B.S., Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 2015. Honors Research advised by Prof. Paul E. Laibinis

Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2020. Thesis advised by Prof. Nathan S. Lewis



As Associate Director for the Oregon Center for Electrochemistry I lead industry partnerships and sponsored projects for the Master’s Internship in Electrochemical Technology. My research expertise is in the design and characterization of microstructured interfaces for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. With the Liquid Sunlight Alliance, I study the durability of catalysts that convert sunlight, water, and CO2 into fuels and commodity chemicals. With the Center for Interfacial Ionics, I study the fundamental kinetics and transport of ion-transfer reactions required for energy storage.