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Rajankumar Patel

Rajankumar Patel

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Rajankumar Patel joined PNNL in 2016 as a postdoctoral research associate. His work has been focused on the coherent and directed design of nanostructured materials for efficient reactions, energy storage devices, and separations technologies. Dr. Patel has authored and co-authored several journal papers and conference proceedings. He also has several US patent applications pending.

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured films and devices
  • Surface functionalization
  • Energy storage

Education and Credentials

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2010
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, 2007

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Society member: ECS, AAAS, AIChE
  • Frequent reviewer for following international academic journals: Crystal Growth & Design, Advanced Powder Technology, Journal of Materials Research, Ceramics International, etc.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2016)
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Electrochemical Society 227th Meeting (2016)
  • Travel Grant Award, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2016)
  • Invited Talks: Environmental Research Center at Missouri S&T (2016); Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Missouri S&T (2016)

PNNL Publications


  • Estevez L., D. Barpaga, J. Zheng, S.R. Sabale, R.L. Patel, J. Zhang, and B.P. McGrail, et al. 2018. "Hierarchically Porous Carbon Materials for CO2 Capture: The Role of Pore Structure." Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research 57, no. 4:1262-1268. PNNL-SA-129228. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.7b03879
  • Jia H., J. Zheng, J. Song, L. Luo, R. Yi, L. Estevez, and W. Zhao, et al. 2018. "A novel Approach to Synthesize Micrometer-Sized Porous Silicon as a High Performance Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries." Nano Energy 50. PNNL-SA-131369. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.05.048
  • Mishra K., J. Zheng, R.L. Patel, L. Estevez, H. Jia, L. Luo, and P.Z. El-Khoury, et al. 2018. "High Performance Porous Si@C Anodes Synthesized by Low Temperature Aluminothermic Reaction." Electrochimica Acta 269. PNNL-SA-130364. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.02.166

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