Exploring electrochemical technology: A perspective on the ASEE/NSF small business postdoctoral research diversity fellowship

Julie N. Renner, Kathy E. Ayers
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education  
The American Society for Engineering Education administers a postdoctoral fellowship program supported by the National Science Foundation, encouraging PhD recipients to conduct research in small businesses for 1-2 years. This is a relatively new and unique program where the fellow gains valuable hands-on industry experience while simultaneously small companies enjoy PhD-level work at an affordable cost. To date, the official website is the sole source of public information about this program,
more » ... out this program, with very few first-hand experiences described. This paper summarizes the research and professional activities of a postdoctoral fellow working for Proton OnSite, a leader proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis systems. The information will help graduate students make educated career decisions. Index Terms-electrochemical devices, multidisciplinary engineering, small business, women in engineering.
doi:10.1109/aseezone1.2014.6820688 fatcat:m72rwug5czc5howjheczdj65ge