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Aaron Hollas

Aaron Hollas

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Aaron Hollas joined PNNL in 2016 as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate. His work has focused on the development of new redox-active organic molecules for use in aqueous flow batteries. This research encompasses synthetic methodology, fundamental electrochemistry, and the optimization of flow cell conditions.

Research Interests

  • Organic and inorganic synthesis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California - Irvine, July 2016
  • B.S., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, May 2010

PNNL Patents

PNNL Publications


  • Duan W., B. Li, D. Lu, X. Wei, Z. Nie, V. Murugesan, and J.P. Kizewski, et al. 2018. "Towards an All-Vanadium Redox Flow Battery with Higher Theoretical Volumetric Capacities by Utilizing the VO2+/V3+ Couple." Journal of Energy Chemistry 27, no. 5:1381-1385. PNNL-SA-127931. doi:10.1016/j.jechem.2018.05.020
  • Hollas A.M., X. Wei, V. Murugesan, Z. Nie, B. Li, D.M. Reed, and J. Liu, et al. 2018. "A biomimetic high-capacity phenazine-based anolyte for aqueous organic redox flow batteries." Nature Energy 3, no. 6:508-514. PNNL-SA-130788. doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0167-3


  • Wei X., W. Pan, W. Duan, A.M. Hollas, Z. Yang, B. Li, and Z. Nie, et al. 2017. "Materials and Systems for Organic Flow Batteries: Status and Challenges." ACS Energy Letters 2, no. 9:2187-2204. PNNL-SA-128015. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00650

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