THE FUEL CELL AUTHORITY

Yushan Yan has received the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Energy Technology Division Research Award.

UD’s Yushan Yan recognized for advances in energy technology

December 1, 2017

Yushan Yan has received the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Energy Technology Division Research Award for 2018. Yan is a Distinguished Engineering Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering.

The Electrochemical Society advances electrochemical and solid state science and technology. Its Energy Technology Division focuses on energy conversion through technologies such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries, and more. The ECS Energy Technology Division Research Award recognizes researchers whose achievements will likely impact future research and development in the field.

“I’m honored to be selected for this award,” said Yan, a fuel cell expert, “and I am humbled to join such an impressive list of accomplished scientists and engineers in the energy technology area.”

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FOCUSING ENERGY RESEARCH

The UD-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) develops innovative technologies to efficiently convert biomass, such as trees and grasses, into chemicals and fuels.

UD scientists develop new theory to help improve catalysis research

December 1, 2017

A new theory by researchers at the University of Delaware-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) will help bring greater accuracy and focus to molecular science research, with the potential for far-reaching impact across multiple industries.

The findings— reported by UD graduate student researchers Joshua Lansford and Alexander Mironenko with support from CCEI director Dionisios Vlachos—establish predictive capability for the behavior of molecules called adsorbates. Adsorption is a process by which molecules of gas, liquid or dissolved solids adhere to a surface, including metals such as iron, copper, nickel and titanium.

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CCST Named Seminar Speaker

Nenad Markovic
Argonne National Laboratory

George C. A. Schuit Lecture

November 17, 2017
10:00 AM in 102 Colburn Lab

“The Renaissance of Electrochemistry”

Nenad Markovic is a Distinguished Fellow, Group Leader, and Chief Scientist for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory. Previously he was a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1991-2005. He received his B.Sc., MsD and Ph.D. degrees all from the University of Belgrade, and served as Group Leader at the Institute of Electrochemistry, University of Belgrade. He is one of the pioneers of the development of electrocatalyst materials for fuel cells and electrolyzers. More recently he has advanced a surface science-based approach to advance lithium ion battery technologies.

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MAKING BETTER MATERIAL FOR FUEL CELLS

Weiqing Zheng, a research associate at the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation; Liang Wang, an associate scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, examine a sample in the laboratory.

UD researchers make material to make fuel cells more durable, less expensive

September 04, 2017

A team of UD engineering faculty members brought their research groups together for a fuel cell innovation. This illustration includes, Ajay K. Prasad, Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Suresh G. Advani, George W. Laird Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; Dionisios Vlachos, Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation; Yushan Yan, Distinguished Engineering Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship for the College of Engineering.

Ajay K. Prasad, Suresh G. Advani, Dionisios Vlachos, Yushan Yan


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ACS Catalysis Early Career Editorial Board

Bingjun Xu

Bingjun Xu named to the first ACS Catalysis Early Career Editorial Board

April 26, 2017

ACS Catalysis has formed the first Early Career Editorial Board to advise the editors about issues related to emerging trends in catalysis science, scientific publishing, and to represent this important constituent of ACS Catalysis readership. We are pleased that Bingjun Xu, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and CCST member has been selected for this first Early Career Editorial Board. The members are individuals close to the start of their professional careers and have been recommended by the senior ACS Catalysis editorial board. They are expected to be part of the board for only a few years.

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