Electrochemical Stack Engineer

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Transforming the carbon no one wants into valuable chemicals using renewable electricity.


Lectrolyst, a cutting-edge carbon utilization company based in Wilmington, DE, is seeking a highly skilled Electrochemical Stack Engineer with expertise in building scaled electrochemical systems, specifically low-temperature alkaline-based flow electrolyzers. As a member of our growing team, you will play a crucial role in designing, constructing, and testing our new, scaled-up carbon dioxide/monoxide electroreduction stack components. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions and shape the future of electrochemical technologies.

Upon hire, you’ll join our efforts to address more than just climate change with our carbon utilization technology. In this role, you will be an integral part of our ambitious project to build a new system for the creation of acetate, which will enable us to create food in areas with limited available farmland, offering a sustainable solution to meet the growing demand for food resources. As part of a CO2 utilization consortium, we are at the forefront of addressing the pressing challenges of both carbon emissions mitigation and sustainable food production.

Job type: Full-time, in-person at our Wilmington, DE facility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with our multidisciplinary team to design and develop electrochemical stack systems for carbon dioxide/monoxide electroreduction.
  • Apply your deep understanding of electrochemical synthesis systems design to optimize stack performance, efficiency, and reliability.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and evaluate potential applications of electrochemical stack technology based on economic and life cycle considerations.
  • Utilize your expertise in low-temperature alkaline-based flow electrolyzers to guide the design and selection of stack components, including electrodes, catalysts, and membranes.
  • Construct and assemble electrochemical stack components, ensuring adherence to quality standards and safety protocols.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and external partners to source and procure materials and components required for stack fabrication.
  • Integrate stack components into a cohesive system, considering fluid dynamics, mass transport, and electrical connections.
  • Conduct thorough testing and validation to ensure the performance, stability, and durability of the electrochemical stack system.
  • Operate and monitor the electrochemical stack system, collecting data and analyzing performance parameters such as current density, conversion efficiency, and selectivity.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any operational issues, optimizing the stack performance through adjustments, parameter tuning, and process improvements.
  • Develop and implement protocols for maintenance, cleaning, and calibration of the electrochemical stack system.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and advancements in electrochemical stack engineering, evaluating their potential integration into our systems.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal teams, including researchers, engineers, and management, to align on project goals, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Communicate findings, progress, and recommendations through written reports, technical presentations, and team meetings.
  • Contribute to intellectual property development by documenting novel techniques, inventions, and improvements.
  • Participate in technical discussions and provide expertise in electrochemical stack engineering to support the overall growth of the organization.


  • MS/MA or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in designing, building, and testing electrochemical systems, with a focus on low-temperature alkaline-based flow electrolyzers or similar technologies.
  • Strong understanding of electrochemical principles, synthesis systems design, and process optimization.
  • Familiarity with carbon dioxide/monoxide electroreduction or related electrochemical processes is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in simulation tools, modeling software, and data analysis for electrochemical systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to troubleshoot and optimize electrochemical stack systems.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently while adhering to project timelines.
  • Demonstrated passion for sustainability and the ability to evaluate applications based on economic and life cycle considerations.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range: $95,000 to $125,000 per year. Negotiated salary is dependent on level of experience.

Benefits: Paid vacation and sick time, insurance (health, dental, and vision), 401(k). Additional benefits may be added as the company continues to grow.

Additional Information

Lectrolyst is committed to building a diverse team and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected class. All applicants must reside in the United States and must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 – $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wilmington, DE 19803: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


  • Electrochemistry: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Electrochemical stack: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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