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Seiji Engelkemier

Ph.D. Candidate


Seiji is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. He is working on separation processes for methane pyrolysis to enable low-carbon hydrogen production.

For his Master’s work, he worked at the MIT Energy Initiative and was advised by Dr. Robert Armstrong and Dr. Emre Gencer. Seiji is an author on the Future of Energy Storage report, focusing on the roles of thermal and compressed air technologies for long duration energy storage.

His research interests include the development of energy storage and carbon-free energy technologies with previous work on sustainable materials and cooling. He was a 2021 – 2022 MITei Energy Fellow and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.