- Ph.D., Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego, 2021
- M.S., NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, 2018
- B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2016
Dr. Hirsh specializes in materials characterization, battery science/technology, and electrochemistry. She has extensive experience with the synthesis and characterization of electrode materials for multiple battery technologies including Li-ion and primary batteries (Li/CFx), as well as batteries with novel electrolytes such as ether-based and liquified-gas.
Dr. Hirsh leverages this experience to assess the quality, performance, and failure, of batteries in a broad spectrum of applications.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Hirsh completed her Ph.D. in NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where her research primarily focused on the synthesis and characterization of electrode materials in sodium-ion batteries for grid storage applications. She specialized in lab and synchrotron-based characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and tomography.