Ethan J. Crumlin is a Career Staff Scientist at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) and in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). As the CSD Deputy, he will actively participate in the development of the Division and Area science strategy while maintaining a strong ALS footprint as well.
Ethan received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His introduction to LBNL occurred during graduate school where he was a user at ALS. Afterward, he joined ALS as a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently progressed to becoming a Research Scientist (2014), a Career Staff Scientist (2017), and the ALS Program Development Lead and Science Council Chair (2021). In 2021, he became a Courtesy Faculty member at Oregon State University in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering (CBEE). As a scientist at ALS, Ethan helps researchers from all around the world to conduct leading X-ray-based experiments to answer challenging scientific questions. Jointly with CSD his research group focuses on the utilization and development of ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (APXPS) to study chemical and electrochemical reactions at the solid/gas, solid/liquid, and solid/solid interfaces for catalysts, batteries, desalination, corrosion, and electrochemical CO2 reduction and water splitting electrocatalysis all under in situ and operando conditions. He has been recognized for his scientific achievements receiving the International Solid State Ionics Young Scientist Award, The American Ceramics Society Ross Coffin Purdy Award, the Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, the LBNL Director’s Award for Exceptional Early Scientific Career Achievement, and the International Society of Electrochemistry-Elsevier Prize for Experimental Electrochemistry.