Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Akanksha Menon

2020 Lab Finalist 2020 Speaker Lab Finalist Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab)

Akanksha Menon is an ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is focused on hybrid thermal-membrane water treatment technologies and solar desalination. Akanksha obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where she developed polymer thermoelectrics for waste heat recovery and wearable electronics. Akanksha is a recipient of the Sigma Xi Dissertation Award and the MRS Graduate Student Silver Award. She has served as Co-President of the Energy Club @ Georgia Tech and founded the Water Wednesday’s initiative at Berkeley Lab.

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