Amanda L. Smeigh, phd

Assistant Director, Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI). Amanda is an expert in solar cells and solar fuels, and is deeply passionate about solar energy’s potential to enhance our quality of life and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Amanda works with Dick to further design, develop, and curate SOFI’s Knowledge Map and manages SOFI’s social media streams. She enjoys working with SOFI’s members to expedite breakthroughs in their science and leverage resources to advance research toward attaining a liquid solar fuel.

Amanda’s academic background is in ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and characterization of electron transfer processes in both n- and p-type dye-sensitized solar cells. Previously, she worked at Uppsala University / the Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis and the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center at Northwestern. Amanda received her B.A. from the College of Wooster in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 2007.