Electrochemical technologies are important to developing the sustainable energy infrastructure of the future. Fuel cell and flow battery energy conversion and storage devices are reaching commercialization as performance improves and costs decrease. This talk will examine some of the latest research in system level design and materials characterization. Specifically, low temperature fuel cells and flow batteries can be operationally limited by the reaction byproduct liquid water. Understanding the behavior of multiphase interactions with porous media is the key to developing next generation designs and materials.
About the Speaker
Anthony Santamaria completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at UC Davis in 2012 with a focus on low temperature fuel cell operation. He spent a portion of his dissertation work as a visiting researcher in 2010 at the Daimler owned Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation in Canada. Since 2012 he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab working in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. He will be joining the faculty of Western New England University as an assistant professor in fall 2014.
Date(s) - 03/13/2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm