Adam Z. Weber holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tufts University, the latter under the guidance of Professor Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos. Next, he earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering under the guidance of John Newman at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation work focused on the fundamental investigation and mathematical modeling of water management in polymer-electrolyte fuel cells.
Dr. Weber continued his study of water and thermal management in polymer-electrolyte fuel cells at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he is a staff scientist and member of the Electrochemical Technologies Group (ECT) in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division (ESDRD). His current research involves understanding and optimizing fuel-cell performance and lifetime, including component and ionomer structure/function studies using advanced modeling and diagnostics, understanding flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage, as well as analysis of solar-fuel generators where he is a Team Leader for Modeling and Simulation at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).
Dr. Weber has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and 9 book chapters on fuel cells, flow batteries, and related electrochemical devices. He has developed many widely used models for fuel cells and their components, and has been invited to present his work at various international and national meetings including the Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells, the Special Invitation Session at FC Expo 2007, and 9 keynote\invited lectures at national society meetings. He has also been the recipient of a number of awards including a Fulbright scholarship to Australia, the 2008 Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Prize on Applied Electrochemistry of the International Society of Electrochemistry, the 2012 Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award of the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society, a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the 2014 Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society. Dr. Weber is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Electrochemistry and is current chair of the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society.