Iryna V. Zenyuk holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. She continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Her graduate work focused on fundamental understanding of micro- and meso-scale interfacial transport phenomena and electric double layers in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. Zenyuk continued her study of transport phenomena and reaction kinetics in electrochemical systems as a postdoctoral fellow, leveraging advanced modeling and experimental diagnostic tools to optimize the performance of next-generation fuel cells. She is also an internationally-recognized chess player, ranked in the top 10 amongst female players in the U.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
Postdoctoral Fellow, Electrochemical Technologies Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Iryna Zenyuk's research focuses on fundamental understanding and novel design of next-generation fuel cells and electrochemical energy-storage technologies. The research strategy employs a combination of high-fidelity multiphysics modeling and experimental diagnostic techniques to characterize and improve the performance of a device's essential components. Current research interests include: advanced computational modeling; transport of neutral and charged species in porous media, electrochemical reaction kinetics, and electric double layers; electrochemical devices' material characterization and design, including in-situ component testing, electrokinetic measurements, and synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography; and the development of next-generation diagnostic tools for in-situ and ex-situ device component testing.