|Carlos Read was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Utah State University in 2011. |
For his graduate studies, he moved to Penn State University where he obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Raymond E. Schaak. At Penn State, he worked on the synthesis and characterization of heterostructured nanoparticles with an emphasis on catalytic and photocatalytic applications.
As a postdoc at Caltech under Prof. Nate Lewis, his research currently focuses on developing and studying new heterogeneous electrocatalysts for energy-relevant reactions, such as carbon dioxide reduction, hydrogen evolution, and oxygen evolution.