Jeff Fitts is the Executive Director of the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center, a multidisciplinary research center focused on accelerating the adoption of batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers. Previously he was a research scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton
University, and managed the research and industry partnership programs at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Prior to that Jeff was a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Lab and the National Synchrotron Light Source.
Jeff’s laboratory research has centered on understanding the reactivity of material surfaces, often developing and applying synchrotron-based x-ray probes to study the metal hydrolysis, sorption and dissolution-precipitation reactions at interfaces that drive metals separations in hydrometallurgical processes and the evolution of flow-regimes in porous and fractured materials.