Shrihari “Shri” Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.

Shrihari “Shri” Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering

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Dr. Shrihari “Shri” Sankarasubramanian is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he started in Fall 2021. Previously, he was Senior Staff Research Scientist at the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in the group of Prof. Vijay Ramani where he started as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2017 and rose up the ranks. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2016, advised by Prof. Jai Prakash and having been at various times the Dean’s Scholar and Energy Technology Fellow.

Shri’s main area of interest is in the development of electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices combining fundamental physical chemistry, materials development, device engineering and scale-up. His work has resulted in publications in venues such as Nature Energy and PNAS and has resulted in one issued and several pending US patents. His technology translation efforts as the tech-to-market lead on a $4M US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) project have yielded significant external funding and enabled the scale-up of redox flow battery separators and systems. His research has been supported at various times by the US Department of Energy (DOE), ARPA-E, Argonne National Lab (ANL), Toyota and Hydro-Quebec.

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Educational background:

B.E., Chemical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA

Postdoctoral Research, Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, USA

Areas of research interest:

Electrochemical engineering

Transportation electrification

Grid-scale energy storage

Electrochemistry in extreme environments

Areas of teaching interest:


Reaction engineering


Transport phenomena