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Yelena Gorlin

Developing future energy technologies using electrochemical insight and advanced characterization

“The pursuit of carbon neutrality necessitates electrification of our transportation sector. To facilitate this transition, an exciting research area has emerged, which focuses on the development of commercially-viable electrochemical energy technologies for electro-mobility applications.”

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer at Robert Bosch, LLC in Sunnyvale, CA in the field of Energy Technologies. Received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and BSc. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology from MIT. Conducted postdoctoral research as a Humboldt Foundation Fellow at the TU Munich before joining Bosch in 2016. Research interests include fuel cells, batteries, battery management systems, electrocatalysis, synchrotron characterization, and operando studies to elucidate mechanistic understanding.

Curriculum vitae

Robert Bosch, LLC

2016-present
Physics-based battery management systems, electrochemical characterization of battery components, lab management, fuel cell lab build-up

Humboldt Foundation Fellow

2014-2016
Synchrotron characterization of operating batteries and fuel cells

Stanford University

2006-2013
Development of electrocatalysts for fuel cell and electrolysis applications, spectroscopic characterization of electrocatalysts to link their properties to electrochemical activity

Selected publications

  • The Importance of Chemical Reactions to the Operation of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

    Berger et al. (2018)

    The Importance of Chemical Reactions to the Operation of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
    • A. Berger, A. T.S. Freiberg, A. Siebel, R. Thomas, M. U.M. Patel, M. Tromp, H. A. Gasteiger, Y. Gorlin
    • J. Electrochem. Soc., 165 (7), A1288-A1296
  • Understanding of the Charging Mechanism of Lithium Sulfur Batteries Using Spatially Resolved Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

    Gorlin et al. (2016)

    Understanding of the Charging Mechanism of Lithium Sulfur Batteries Using Spatially Resolved Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
    • Y. Gorlin, M. U. M. Patel, A. Freiberg, Q. He, M. Piana, M. Tromp, H. A. Gasteiger
    • J. Electrochem. Soc.,163 (6), A930
  • Identification of Catalyst Structure during the Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in an Operating PEM Fuel Cell

    Siebel et al. (2016)

    Identification of Catalyst Structure during the Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in an Operating PEM Fuel Cell
    • A. Siebel, Y. Gorlin, J. Durst, O. Proux, F. Hasché, M. Tromp, H. A. Gasteiger
    • ACS Catal, 6, 7326
  • Operando Characterization of Intermediates Produced in a Lithium-Sulfur Battery

    Gorlin et al. (2015)

    Operando Characterization of Intermediates Produced in a Lithium-Sulfur Battery
    • Y. Gorlin, A. Siebel, M. Piana, T. Huthwelker, H. Jha, G. Monsch, F. Kraus, H. A. Gasteiger, M. Tromp
    • J. Electrochem. Soc.,162 (7), A1146
  • Understanding Interactions between Manganese Oxide and Gold that Lead to Enhanced Activity for Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation

    Gorlin et al. (2014)

    Understanding Interactions between Manganese Oxide and Gold that Lead to Enhanced Activity for Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation
    • Y. Gorlin, C.-J. Chung, J. D. Benck, D. Nordlund, L. Seitz, T.-C. Weng, D. Sokaras, B. M. Clemens, T. F. Jaramillo
    • J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (13), 4920
  • In-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Investigation of a Bifunctional Manganese Oxide Catalyst with High Activity for Electrochemical Water Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction

    Gorlin et al. (2013)

    In-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Investigation of a Bifunctional Manganese Oxide Catalyst with High Activity for Electrochemical Water Oxidation and Oxygen Reduction
    • Y. Gorlin, B. Lassalle-Kaiser, J. D. Benck, S. Gul, Samuel Webb, V. Yachandra, J. Yano, T. F. Jaramillo
    • J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (23), 8525
  • Mn3O4 Supported on Glassy Carbon: An Active Non-Precious Metal Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

    Gorlin et al. (2012)

    Mn3O4 Supported on Glassy Carbon: An Active Non-Precious Metal Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    • Y. Gorlin, C.-J. Chung, D. Nordlund, B. M. Clemens, T. F. Jaramillo
    • ACS Catal., 2, 2687−2694
  • Meso-structured Platinum Thin Films: Active and Stable Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

    Kibsgaard et al. (2012)

    Meso-structured Platinum Thin Films: Active and Stable Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction
    • J. Kibsgaard, Y. Gorlin, Z. Chen, T.F Jaramillo
    • J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138 (18), 7758
  • Identifying active surface phases for metal oxide electrocatalysts: a study of manganese oxide bi-functional catalysts for oxygen reduction and water oxidation catalysis

    Su et al. (2012)

    Identifying active surface phases for metal oxide electrocatalysts: a study of manganese oxide bi-functional catalysts for oxygen reduction and water oxidation catalysis
    • H.-Y. Su, Y. Gorlin, I.C. Man, F. Calle-Vallejo, T.F. Jaramillo, J.K. Norskov, and J. Rossmeisl
    • Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 14010-14022
  • A Bifunctional Nonprecious Metal Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Water Oxidation

    Gorlin et al. (2010)

    A Bifunctional Nonprecious Metal Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Water Oxidation
    • Y. Gorlin, T.F. Jaramillo
    • J. Am. Chem. Soc, 132 (39), 13612

Interview

Yelena Gorlin

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer for Energy Technologies

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

Research allows me to pursue the unknown. I find it fascinating to dive into a new technical area, develop an understanding of the general principles and interdependencies, and produce new insights that can lead to next-generation products.

Yelena Gorlin

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer for Energy Technologies

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

Research at Bosch in Sunnyvale, CA is motivated by a common theme of “Make Life Better.” It is quite special to wake up every morning and work on technologies that will have a positive impact on our future lives.

Yelena Gorlin

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer for Energy Technologies

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

Currently, I am working on research topics focused on energy technologies. Specifically, I am involved in the development of next-generation fuel cells and advanced battery management systems.

Yelena Gorlin

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer for Energy Technologies

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

The durability of electrochemical energy technologies is still quite poor, but it is critical for widespread adoption of these devices. As a result, an accurate model of the aging processes in electrochemical energy technologies remains one of the greatest scientific challenges.

Yelena Gorlin

Yelena Gorlin

Lead Engineer for Energy Technologies

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

The results of my research become part of the current global challenge to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source, thus reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring that life on our planet will continue for many more centuries to come.

Yelena Gorlin

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Yelena Gorlin
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