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Kirk P. Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Oxford (UK)

Dr. Kirk P. Smith is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford in the group of Prof. Charles Monroe, where he studies approaches to storing clean energy in novel cheap, robust, and sustainable flow battery chemistries. A Rhodes Scholar (Oklahoma & Trinity, 2017) and graduate of the University of Tulsa (BSc, mechanical engineering, 2017), he was a captain of Tulsa’s NCAA Division I cross country team. Broadly interested in electrochemical and mechanical engineering as they apply to grid-scale energy storage and continuous electrochemical processing, he strives to accelerate decarbonization through his technical research. Outside of his professional work he tries to lend his quantitative skills to organizations advocating for a more equitable and sustainable society. Amongst other topics, Kirk is a strong proponent of open-source hardware and software, quality affordable housing, lightweight electric vehicles, and bicycle-related infrastructure.