Kameron Conforti - Post-doctoral Researcher


Research Interests

Kameron’s research interest in energy and sustainability began at the University of Delaware where he developed novel cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. Upon arrival at MIT, Kameron began working with Professor Martin Z. Bazant on grid-scale energy storage in the form of a membraneless hydrogen bromine flow battery. His research then shifted to another flowing electrochemical system—shock electrodialysis (SED)—with the goal of providing clean drinking water a low energy cost. His doctoral work transformed the view of SED from a desalination technology to one capable of highly selective ion separations.


In the GEAR lab, Kameron is modeling capacitive porous carbon electrodes for use in electrodialysis reversal and developing scale-mitigation strategies to improve long-term desalination performance.

Education

  • PhD Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2013
  • Hobbies

    Skiing, Board Games, Crocheting