Prof. Héctor D. Abruña
Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Center for Alkaline Based Energy Solutions (CABES)
Energy Materials Center at Cornell (emc2) and Abruña Energy Initiative
Héctor Daniel Abruña is a Puerto Rican physical chemist whose work focuses on electrochemistry, molecular electronics, fuel cells, batteries, and electrocatalysis. Abruña is director of the Energy Materials Center and Emile M. Chamot professor for chemistry at Cornell University. He became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2018. Abruña conducts research into battery and fuel cell systems using electrochemical techniques and X-ray microscopy and spectroscopy methods.