|Dr. Sonja Francis graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Management. |
She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada where she developed fuel cell catalysts for both the anode and cathode of alkaline alcohol fuel cells under the supervision of Prof. Steven Bergens
Sonja joined Caltech in 2014 and works with Prof. Nate Lewis in the Catalysis sub-group studying new catalysts for carbon dioxide reduction and product analysis for electrochemical reactions
Sonja officially joined CCI in 2016 but has been volunteering with CCI Solar outreach for two years, and is currently the head mentor of the Caltech Solar Army program.