Jacob Spendelow


Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jacob Spendelow joined LANL as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow in 2006 and became a staff member in 2008. Prior to joining LANL he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from CWRU in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UIUC in 2006, where he was funded by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition to his research work, Jacob served for several years as a science advisor and as a program manager at the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office, where he managed R&D projects related to polymer electrolyte membranes, catalysts and supports, and reversible fuel cells. His current research interests include development of nanostructured electrocatalysts based on platinum alloys and intermetallics, development of novel electrode architectures for fuel cells and other electrochemical devices, and development of fuel cell diagnostic techniques. He has co-authored more than 30 technical publications, with more than 2,000 citations, and has an h-index of 18. He is a member of the DOE/US Drive Fuel Cell Technical Team.