Bahareh Alsadat Tavakoli is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Catalysis for Renewable Fuels at the University of South Carolina (USC). She received her PhD in chemical engineering in 2016 from USC, where she performed research in electrocatalysis, fuel cells, and corrosion under the supervision of John W. Weidner.
Tavakoli’s research efforts include both computational and experimental design for high temperature corrosion and PEM fuel cell analysis. The outcome of this work has been used in Savannah River National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Prior to obtaining her PhD, Tavakoli received both her BS and MS degrees from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. During this time, her research focused on the analysis of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), where she and her team developed a computational fluid dynamic model for the PEMFC performance.