Post Doctorate Research Associate
Post Doctorate Research Associate


Thuy Le is a postdoctoral researcher in the Physical Sciences Division and part of the Materials Sciences group and the Institute of Integrated Catalysis. Her research focuses on design and characterizing supported and/or encapsulated transition metal catalysts (molecular, single site, clusters, nanoparticles) for H2 storage and/or carbon utilization. She is also involved in the multilab Hydrogen Material Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC) project which focuses on developing and scaling up hydrogen storage system. She works collaboratively across homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis fields.

Research Interest

  • Catalysis science
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Materials synthesis
  • Porous materials


  • PhD in chemical engineering, University of Houston
  • BS in chemical engineering, University of California, Davis

Awards and Recognitions

  • Operational Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2022



  • Chen L., Y. Zhu, L. Meyer, L.V. Hale, T.D. Le, A.J. Karkamkar, and J.A. Lercher, et al. 2022. "Effect of Reaction Conditions on the Hydrogenolysis of Polypropylene and Polyethylene into Gas and Liquid Alkanes." Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 7, no. 4:844-854. PNNL-SA-170008. doi:10.1039/d1re00431j