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Kyle Disselkoen

RELP Cohort: 2022, 2021
School: Humanities and Sciences

Kyle Disselkoen is a Ph.D. student in the Chemistry Department at Stanford University. He was awarded the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship to work with Matt Kanan in chemistry and Ali Mani in mechanical engineering on a project that spans those disciplines. His current research combines computational modeling with the fundamentals of electrochemistry to optimize and understand CO reduction performance in electrolysis cells. This promising technology has the potential to address a difficult aspect of the global challenge of climate change.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Kyle received a B.S.E. in chemical engineering with a double major in chemistry from Calvin College in 2017. He worked on a variety of research projects in inorganic and physical chemistry, and was named the outstanding senior undergraduate in chemistry. His senior design project resulted in a detailed design for a large-scale process to produce medical-grade polycaprolactone for use in joint replacement procedures.

Kyle is currently a McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Fellow, where he considers the ramifications of the accelerating clean energy transition. He has also been co-leading a team that was awarded both the Mel Lane grant from the Woods Institute and the Ethics, Society, and Technology Seed Grant from the McCoy Center. He also spends time contacting local legislators as an AGU ocal Science Partner.