Christopher Spitler

PhD Student

B.S./B.A. Mechanical Engineering, University of San Diego, 2016


Following his Bachelor's studies, Chris worked on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy testing and modeling heat exchangers used for solar thermal energy generation. He later went on to work at two startup companies, the first integrating lithium ion batteries for energy storage, the second developing a method for electrochemical additive manufacturing.


During his PhD, he plans to use computational and experimental techniques to investigate multiphase granular flow and apply his findings in the design of particle-liquid-gas reactor systems.

In his free time he enjoys surfing, photography, and live music.