Akanksha Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prasher group. Her research interests are in the water-energy nexus, specifically on energy-efficient water desalination techniques. At Berkeley Lab, Akanksha is focused on treating high salinity waters by using solar energy and novel membrane processes, with the goal of achieving zero liquid discharge and closing the water loop. Akanksha obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2018, where she focused on developing polymer thermoelectric materials and devices for energy harvesting. Akanksha is a recipient of the 2017 MRS Graduate Student Award and has served as the Co-President of the Energy Club @ Georgia Tech.
Sigma Xi Award: Akanksha Menon - May 13th 2019
ETA's Akanksha Menon received the Sigma Xi dissertation award for her work on polymer-based thermoelectrics. The Sigma Xi society recognizes outstanding Ph.D. theses in science and engineering. Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld fellow working on materials and technologies for the water-energy nexus.