Austin D. Sendek


Stanford University Department of Materials Science & Engineering


I am a Visiting Scholar in the Stanford Materials Science & Engineering Department, working with Prof. Evan Reed to leverage machine learning-based approaches to discover and design new materials for batteries. I completed my Ph.D. in Prof. Reed's group in 2018, largely supported by a seed grant from the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy. For a complete list of my scientific publications please refer to Google Scholar.

In addition to my research, I am an active member of the Stanford energy community. I am an alum, former Teaching Assistant, and ongoing contributor to Stanford's premiere energy and climate entrepreneurship course, Energy 203: Stanford Energy Ventures. From 2015-2017 I served as the President and Vice President of the Stanford Energy Club, Stanford's largest student-run energy organization. In 2016, I participated in the Rising Environmental Leaders Program with the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, and in 2014 I served as the founding co-director of the Stanford Energy Storage Community. I am also occasionally recognized in public (not really) for being the guy who once tried to make the Northern California slang word "hella" an official SI unit prefix.