Ismaila Dabo graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France with a Mechanical Engineering Diploma in 2002. He received his M.S. from the same institution in 2004. In 2008, Ismaila Dabo completed his Ph.D. Degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Marzari. His doctoral dissertation entitled Towards First-principles Electrochemistry addressed the study of electrochemical spectroscopic phenomena and development of multiscale models in surface electrochemistry. After a two-year appointment as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Cancès and Prof. Le Bris at the National Institute of Computer Science (INRIA), Ismaila Dabo was hired as a tenured researcher at École des Ponts ParisTech in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (CERMICS). His current research interests are in the quantum simulation of photovoltaic and electrochemical materials based upon electronic-structure calculations and electrostatic embedding models. I. Dabo has developed computational approaches extending the applications of quantum-mechanical simulations and has carried out software developments in widely used electronic-structure codes. I. Dabo is a recipient of the Martin Society Energy Sustainability Fellowship from the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at MIT and Civil Engineer of the French Ministry for Sustainable Development (MEDDTL).