Yogesh Surendranath


Paul M Cook Career Development Associate Professor

Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds dual bachelor's degrees in chemistry and physics from the University of Virginia and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from MIT, obtained under the direction of Professor Daniel Nocera. After receiving his PhD, Professor Surendranath undertook postdoctoral studies as a Miller Research Fellow at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Professor Paul Alivisatos. In the summer of 2013, he assumed his current position at MIT. His research group aims to store renewable electricity in energy-dense chemical bonds by controlling interfacial reactivity at the molecular level. Professor Surendranath has authored over 70 publications and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the E. Bright Wilson Prize, and young investigator awards from the NSF, DOE, Air Force, Toyota, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sessions With Yogesh Surendranath

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 09:30am - 10:15am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 03:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 04:15 pm

    MIT | The Fundamental Science Behind Green Hydrogen Technologies

    Workshop Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Green hydrogen, produced by the electrolysis of water, will play a key role in a future local carbon energy system. In this lyceum, Surendranath will explain the fundamental science principles behind water electrolysis and highlight emerging opportunities and challenges for scalable green hydrogen production.

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 12:10 am

    What's New at MIT?

    MIT is one of the world’s top technology and science universities. What are some of MIT’s latest pioneering research projects on energy? How are they innovating decarbonization pathways?