Manuel Schnabel

Manuel Schnabel

Postdoctoral Researcher
(510) 486-4360


Manuel is a postdoctoral researcher in Robert Kostecki's group, working on understanding the materials challenges behind fast charging of lithium ion batteries so that electronics and electric vehicles can be charged in minutes, not hours. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Eng. degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, and previously studied the role of SiO2 coatings on the performance of high-capacity silicon anodes for lithium ion batteries. He also worked on high-efficiency solar cells, in particular tandem solar cells which combine multiple sub-cells tailored to different parts of the solar spectrum. His research interests revolve around the electronic materials challenges in renewable energy. LinkedIn Google Scholar ResearchGate


Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Oxford, 2016
M.Eng. in Materials Science, University of Oxford, 2009


Spot: Manuel Schnabel -  September 02nd 2020

Manuel spent time outside of his work hours on reviewing the Concept Paper that benefited the Solar Energy Program.

Spot: Manuel Schnabel -  July 15th 2020

For leading and managing an effective working team to create LBNL research group website