Eshaan Patheria

Eshaan Patheria


Eshaan Patheria is a PhD candidate in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). His research aims to develop low-cost, energy-dense and long-lasting next generation batteries for renewable energy storage at scale. Specifically, he works to discover new materials composed of abundant elements that exhibit charge/discharge mechanisms that can dramatically surpass current commercial technology. Eshaan is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and holds an A.B. in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard University.

Beyond his research, Eshaan is committed to providing access to clean and affordable energy to underserved communities via the deployment of cutting-edge renewable energy technology. He has led energy infrastructure projects for underserved communities in the Dominican Republic and Tanzania with Engineers Without Borders USA and in India with the nonprofit Gram Vikas. In Los Angeles, Eshaan also works with the nonprofit Grid Alternatives (GRID), running workshops on the techno-economics of energy storage for GRID’s trainees from underserved communities in Greater Los Angeles.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
Cal Tech, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Ph. D. Candidate
Cal Tech
Energy & Climate Change
Engineering, Chemistry, Toxicology
International Conservation & Development

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