Research Interests

  • Ceramic, ceramic-metal, and ceramic-polymer hybrid materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage via solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)/solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC)
  • Advanced structural ceramics synthesis, processing, and characterization
  • Mechanism study of functional ceramic materials including their degradation under harsh environment through in situ characterization techniques

Current Research Topics

  • Fundamental study on hydrogen oxidation reaction and related anode materials for intermediate temperature proton conducting solid oxide fuel cells (Ph.D. student Md Shariful Sozal)
  • Novel synthesis, processing, and fundamental mechanism study of multi-component high temperature and ultrahigh temperature ceramics (Ph.D. student Suprabha Das)