Shona Becwar

Carbon Materials
Conductive Polymers

Contact Phone

(480) 734 7610

Office Location

Engineering 2 3313


Shona is investigating the synthesis and optimization of non-precious metal heteroatom-containing porous carbon materials.  These conductive graphitic materials have proven to be both comparable to industrially employed oxygen reduction reaction catalyzing material in fuel cells, and promising grey water filtration materials.  Additionally, she is investigating the structuring of conductive polymers for use in solar panel like applications.


  • 2016: B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University (Advisor: Prof. David Nielsen)
  • 2016 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara (Co-advisors: Prof. Bradley Chmelka & Prof. Songi Han)