Shrihari “Shri”  Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.
Greenstar Endowed Fellowship in Energy
The GreenStar Endowed Fellowship in Energy was established in 2015 by Paul and Alice Duran through their company, GreenStar LED Products, Inc. The Durans' company is founded on providing eco-friendly and cost-saving lighting products. The fellowship was funded by money collected through an agreement between San Antonio and the university in which the city agreed to contribute $10 to UTSA’s College of Engineering for every light fixture that GreenStar sold to the city.

Shrihari “Shri” Sankarasubramanian, Ph.D.

Greenstar Endowed Fellowship in Energy

Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Shri Sankarasubramanian’s interests lie in the development of electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices combining fundamental electrochemistry, materials development, device engineering, and scale-up. This includes the development of grid-scale energy storage solutions to support renewable energy deployments, batteries and fuel cells for transportation electrification and the study of electrochemistry in extreme environments to enable space exploration.

Sankarasubramanian’s research has been published in refereed journals including Nature Energy and PNAS, among many others. To date, his 33 published papers have resulted in an h-index of 18 and he is an inventor on 3 issued US patents and 6 pending patent applications. He has been nationally recognized for his work, most recently by the American Chemical Society’s Energy and Fuels Division Young Investigator spotlight.

Sankarasubramanian’s technology translation efforts as the tech-to-market lead on a $4M US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) project have yielded significant external funding and enabled the scale-up of redox flow battery separators and systems. His research has been supported at various times by the US Department of Energy (DOE), ARPA-E, NASA, Argonne National Lab (ANL), Toyota and Hydro-Quebec.  

Sankarasubramanian earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to joining UTSA in 2021, he was a senior staff research scientist in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Sankarasubramanian is a member of The Electrochemical Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Chemical Society.