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Kelsey Stoerzinger

Materials Sciences
Pauling Fellow
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-87
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Kelsey A. Stoerzinger is a Linus Pauling Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Sciences group of the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate. Kelsey is studying the fascinating chemistry that occurs at (photo)electrochemical interfaces and plays a critical role in dictating the performance of catalysts involved in energy conversion and storage. Working with Dr. Scott Chambers, Kelsey employs the techniques of (photo)electrochemistry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to study the surface chemistry and reactivity of oxide electrocatalysts. This mechanistic understanding can in turn guide the rational design of more active catalysts, increasing the efficiency of (photo)electrochemical devices (e.g. solar-driven electrolyzers).

Prior to joining PNNL, Kelsey completed her doctoral studies in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She received an M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar and a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)
  • M.Phil. in Physics, University of Cambridge (2011)
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University (2010)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society
  • Electrochemical Society
  • International Society of Electrochemistry
  • Materials Research Society

PNNL Publications


  • Stoerzinger KA, O Diaz-Morales, M Kolb, RR Rao, R Frydendal, L Qiao, XR Wang, NB Halck, J Rossmeisl, HA Hansen, T Vegge, IE Stephens, MT Koper, and Y Shao-Horn. 2017. "Orientation-Dependent Oxygen Evolution on RuO2 without Lattice Exchange." ACS Energy Letters 2(4):876-881.  doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00135
  • Stoerzinger KA, RR Rao, XR Wang, WT Hong, CM Rouleau, and Y Shao-Horn. 2017. "The Role of Ru Redox in pH-Dependent Oxygen Evolution on Rutile Ruthenium Dioxide Surfaces." Chem 2(5):668-675.  doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2017.04.001
  • Stoerzinger KA, WT Hong, XR Wang, RR Rao, SB Subramanyam, C Li, * Ariando, T Venkatesan, Q Liu, EJ Crumlin, KK Varanasi, and Y Shao-Horn. 2017. "Decreasing the Hydroxylation Affinity of La(1-x)SrxMnO3 Perovskites To Promote Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis." Chemistry of Materials 29(23):9990-9997.  doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b03399
  • Stoerzinger KA, CI Pearce, TC Droubay, V Shutthanandan, A Shavorskiy, H Bluhm, and KM Rosso. 2017. "Impact of Ti Incorporation on Hydroxylation and Wetting of Fe3O4." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121(35):19288-19295.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06258
  • Stoerzinger KA, RB Comes, SR Spurgeon, S Thevuthasan, K Ihm, EJ Crumlin, and SA Chambers. 2017. "Influence of LaFeO3 surface termination on water reactivity." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 8(5):1038-1043.  doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00195

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