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Brad Brennan joins CCI Solar Fuels

Brad obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry-Cell-Molecular Biology at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. There he became interested in renewable energy and sustainability. This led to summer internships at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Texas A&M University on projects relating to solar energy and biorenewable materials.

He later obtained his doctorate in chemistry at Arizona State University with Prof. Devens Gust, focusing on artificial photosynthetic processes. His research in solar energy continued at Yale University's newly-minted Energy Sciences Institute, working with Prof. Gary Brudvig to interface molecular dyes and catalysts for photoelectrocatalytic devices.

At Caltech, his research focuses on transition metal complexes with non-innocent ligands and their roles in multi-electron electrocatalysis.

Outside the lab, Brad enjoys hiking, gardening, sports, politics, and is an unabashed foodie.