Professor Ajay Prasad

Ajay K. Prasad

Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Director
Center for Clean Hydrogen

Phone: (302) 831-2960
Fax: (302) 831-3619

Curriculum Vitae

Publications List

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in fuel cells and electrolyzers
  • Green hydrogen from electrolysis
  • Durability studies of PEM fuel cells
  • Electrochemical compression
  • Electrochemical gas separation
  • Recycling of critical materials from electrolyzers and fuel cells
  • Connected vehicles for improved vehicle efficiency and safety


Short Courses


  • Associate Director, Center for Clean Hydrogen (2024-present)
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Center for Research in Wind (2011-present)
  • Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering (2017-2023)
  • Director, UD Fuel Cell Bus Program (2007-2022)
  • Director, Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries (2008-2017)