Theory and simulation of electrochemical systems; sustainable energy storage and water treatment; molecular simulations and statistical mechanics
Kara Fong will start as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech in 2025. She is currently a Schmidt Science Fellow and Trinity College Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where she studies the behavior of electrolyte solutions under nanoscale confinement in the groups of Prof. Angelos Michaelides and Prof. Clare Grey. She earned her PhD in 2022 from the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed theory for ion transport in Li-ion batteries. Kara's research group will integrate theory and simulation across length scales to study electrochemical systems for sustainable energy storage and water treatment.