Elizabeth Freund graduated cum laude from Oregon State University with a B.S. in chemical engineering. During her undergraduate career she interned with NASA Glenn Research Center working on solid oxide fuel cell catalysts. She is currently a second year Ph.D. student who works in the Electrochemical Engineering and Energy Laboratory with Dr. Robert. Savinell and Dr. Jesse Wainright.
Elizabeth works on chemical energy storage solutions for enabling the widespread deployment of renewable energy sources. Her current project is the development of a copper redox flow battery. She is a firm believer in enhancing energy technologies via research and business avenues for sustainable solutions to fortify the electric grid globally.
In addition to research, Elizabeth was a captain of the Oregon State University Women’s rugby team which placed 9th in the nation. Furthermore, she is currently the secretary of ChEGSO (Chemical Engineering Graduate Student Organization) in which she coordinates and plans events for the chemical engineering graduate students.