Kimberly A. See is an assistant professor of chemistry in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division at California Institute of Technology. She received her BS in chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009, where she worked with John Turner and Todd Deutsch at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on photoelectrochemical water splitting. Following a year at the University of Colorado working with Gordana Dukovic on zinc oxide nanoparticle synthesis and a year in industry at NuSil Technology working on high refractive index silicones, See went to the University of California, Santa Barbara for her PhD. She worked with Ram Seshadri and Galen Stucky on next-generation batteries and received her PhD in 2014.
Kim was then awarded the St. Elmo Brady Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked with Andrew Gewirth in the Department of Chemistry until the fall of 2017. Her postdoctoral work focused on the solvation structure of active cations in electrolyte solutions in Li-S and Mg batteries. See is interested in understanding and manipulating the fundamental processes that control the electrochemical performance of energy storage materials.