Affiliateship: 2017 - 2021
Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences
Ms Kemei studied structure-property correlations in frustrated magnetic oxides during her PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her expertise is in material characterization using techniques such as high-resolution variable-temperature synchrotron x-ray diffraction, magnetometry, and magneto-capacitance measurements. Through understanding the role of structure in determining material properties, one can create functional materials by design. The American Physical Society (APS) recognized Kemei’s PhD work in 2014 through the Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics. After her graduate studies, Kemei joined the group of Professor Sossina Haile at the California Institute of Technology where she studied the local structure of solid oxide fuel cell materials to understand the role of cation-substitution in enhancing electronic and ionic mobility. She also studied solar fuel generation through the thermochemical process using cation-substituted ceria as a catalyst. In 2015, Kemei joined Intel Corporation as a Module engineer where she is working towards advancing Moore's law. Kemei's passion is enhancing education and science opportunities in Africa, her dream is to contribute to the development of future scientists from Africa.