Miguel Modestino

Assistant Professor

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Miguel Modestino

Research Interests: Our research lies at the interface of multifunctional material development and electrochemical engineering. Electrochemical devices are ubiquitous to a broad range of energy conversion technologies and chemical processes. Their core components rely on complex materials that provide the required electrocatalytic activity and mass transport functionality. Our group has expertise in composite materials development, processing and characterization; and this expertise is used to improve and redefine electrochemical reactors with direct industrial applications. Our applied research approach also relies on fundamental understanding of the materials’ self-assembly and how their morphology and surface properties affects the mass transport and performance of electrochemical devices.

University of California, Berkeley 2013
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2008
M.S. , Chemical Engineering Practice

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2007
B.S., Chemical Engineering


Doctoral New Investigator Award, ACS Petroleum Research Fund (2018)

MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Award, Latin America (2017)

Energy and Environmental Science Readers’ Choice Lectureship award (2015)

Arkema Graduate Fellowship to outstanding graduate students with high promise in the polymer field (2010)

“Jose Felix Ribas Order” from Venezuelan Government (2002)