Marta Hatzell

Marta Hatzell

Associate Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
IMS Initiative Lead, Catalysis and Separations
SEI Lead: Industrial Decarbonization and Clean Catalysis

Marta Hatzell is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to starting at Georgia Tech in August of 2015, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign. During her post doc, she worked in the Braun Research Group on research at the interface between colloid science and electrochemistry. She completed her Ph.D. at Penn state University in the Logan Research Group. Her Ph.D. explored environmental technology for energy generation and water treatment. During graduate school she was an NSF and PEO Graduate Research Fellow. 

Currently her research group focuses on exploring the sustainable catalysis and separations, with applications spanning from solar energy conversion to desalination. She is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society, ASEEP, and ASME. Hatzell was awarded the NSF Early CAREER award in 2019 for her work on distributed solar-fertilizers, attended the 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium through the National Academy of Engineering, and was awarded the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships in Chemistry.

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Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Engineering
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Research Focus Areas:
  • Combustion
  • Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Equity
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Utilization
  • Additional Research:

    Catalysis; Energy Storage; Smart Infrastructure; Thermal Systems; Water

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