Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MAE 297 Seminar – Anthony Santamaria, Ph.D.

Anthony Santamaria, Ph.D.
UC Davis  

Liquid Water Interactions in Fuel Cell and Flow Battery Technologies 

Abstract

 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/Time
Date(s) - 03/13/2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
1062 Bauber

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