Lalit Pant is postdoctoral fellow in Energy Conversion Group (Weber-Lab) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research is focused on understanding electrochemical energy conversion devices, such as polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs) and batteries using multi-scale and multi-physics simulation models. He has developed novel modeling approaches for studying the effect of micro-kinetics, porous media structure, and degradation modes on device performance. He also specializes in using x-ray tomography to investigate micro-scale phenomena in porous media. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi (India) followed by his M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Alberta (Canada). During his M.S. and Ph.D., he developed new experimental techniques and mathematical models to analyze porous media structure and transport.
His research interests involve study and optimization of porous media in energy systems using physical modeling, data-driven modeling using statistics and machine learning, statistical optimization and direct imaging. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented his work in several conferences and seminars. He has been the recipient of several scholarships including RR Gilpin memorial scholarship, University of Alberta doctoral recruitment award, and Alberta Innovates graduate student scholarship.