Kirk strives to accelerate the clean energy transition through his research. He received his BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Tulsa where he focused on the thermal engineering of hybrid PV/thermal power plants. Currently his doctoral studies aim to develop more practical flow battery electrolytes based on nonaqueous chemistries from an electrochemical engineering approach.
(Photo)electrochemical engineering and mechanical engineering as they apply to:
Symmetric nonaqueous flow batteries: developing improved understanding of symmetric flow battery operation and enhanced nonaqueous electrolyte formulations to jointly improve performance