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Assist Professor at Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D
Chinese Academy of Sciences
M.S.
Chemical Engineering
Beijing University of Chemical Technologies
B.S.
Polymer Science and Engineering
August 2006
June 2009
Senior Research Scientist
United Technologies Research Center
September 1997
August 2002
Research engineer
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
June 2010
Ongoing
Membership
American Nano Society
June 2005
Ongoing
Membership
The Electrochemical Society
Research Overview
Dr. Liu's research is focusing on nanomaterial synthesis, polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, lithium-ion battery materials, material degradation in electrochemical system, transport phenomena in fuel cells and batteries, material and process computational simulation, and energy generation and storage. More information can be found here http://www.uta.edu/faculty/fuqiang/
2014
Syed D Sajjad, Yi Hong, and Fuqiang Liu, Synthesis of guanidinium-based anion exchange membranes and their stability assessment, Polymer for Advanced Technology, 2014, 25, 108-116
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2014
Siddique, N. A., Ashley M. Allen, Partha P. Mukherjee and Fuqiang Liu. Simulation of Effect of Interfacial Lithium Flux on Miscibility Gap In non-Equilibrium Phase Transformation of LiFePO4 Particles. Journal of Power Sources 245, (2014): 83-88.
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2014
Li Qi, Ying Yin, Weiyu Shi, Jianguo Liu, Danmin Xing, Fuqiang Liu, Zhongjun Hou, Jun Gu, Pingwen Ming, Zhigang Zou, Intermittent microwave synthesis of nanostructured Pt/TiN-graphene with high catalytic activity for methanol oxidation. Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, in press, (2014).
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2013
Hsu, Chiajen, Chienwen Huang, Yaowu Hao and Fuqiang Liu. Electro-Oxidation of Formate-Based Solutions on Au/Pd Core–Shell Nanoparticles – Experiment and simulation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (35), (2013): 15532-15541.
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2013
Hsu, Chiajen, Chienwen Huang, Yaowu Hao and Fuqiang Liu. Impact of Surface Roughness of Au Core in Au/Pd Core–Shell Nanoparticles toward Formic Acid Oxidation – Experiment and Simulation. Journal of Power Sources  243, (2013): 343-349.
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2013
Zhang, G., Z. Shao, W. Lu, H. Xiao, F. Xie, X. Qin, J. Li, Fuqiang Liu and Baolian Yi. Aqueous-Phase Synthesis of Sub 10 Nm Pdcore@Ptshell Nanocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction Using Amphiphilic Triblock Copolymers as the Reductant and Capping Agent. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C  117, no. 26 (2013): 13413-13423.
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2013
Hsu, Chiajen, Chienwen Huang, Yaowu Hao and Fuqiang Liu. Au/Pd Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Varied Hollow Au Cores for Enhanced Formic Acid Oxidation. Nanoscale Research Letters  8, (2013): 113.
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2012
Y. Xin, J.G. Liu, X. Jie, W. Liu, F.Q. Liu,* Y. Yin, J. Gu, and Z.G. Zou, “Preparation and electrochemical characterization of nitrogen doped graphene by microwave as supporting materials for fuel cell catalysts”, Electrochimica Acta, 2012, 60, Pages 354–358
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2012
Hsu, C., Huang C., Y. Hao, and F. Liu "Au/Pd core–shell nanoparticles for enhanced electrocatalytic activity and durability." Electrochemistry Communications (2012) 23(0): 133-136
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2012
Dong Liu, Fuqiang Liu*, and Jianguo Liu, Effect of Vanadium Redox Species on Photoelectrochemical Behavior of TiO2 and TiO2/WO3 Photo-electrodes, Journal of Power Sources, 213, 78-82 (2012).
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2012
Siddique, N., A. Salehi, and Fuqiang Liu. "Stochastic reconstruction and electrical transport studies of porous cathode of Li-ion batteries." Journal of Power Sources (2012) 217(0): 437-443.
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2012
Chiajen Hsu, Chienwen Huang, Yaowu Hao, and Fuqiang Liu, Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Au/PtCu Core-shell Nanoparticles for Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14, 14696-14701, (2012)
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2012
Geng Zhang, Zhi-Gang Shao, Wangting Lu, Guangfu Li, Fuqiang Liu, Baolian Yi, One-pot synthesis of Ir@Pt nanodendrites as highly active bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution in acidic medium, Electrochemistry Communications 22 (2012) 145–148 (impact factor: 4.859)
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2011
Liu, F.; Siddique, N. A.; Mukherjee, P. P. Nonequilibrium Phase Transformation and Particle Shape Effect in LiFePO4 Materials for Li-Ion Batteries. Electrochemical & Solid-state Letters 14 (10) A143-A147 (2011)
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2011
Sonam Patel, Jiechao Jiang and Fuqiang Liu, Facile synthesis and characterization of highly dispersed platinum nanoparticles for fuel cells, Int. Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 1110 -11115
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2010
Siddique, N. A.; Liu, F. Process based reconstruction and simulation of a three-dimensional fuel cell catalyst layer. Electrochimica Acta 2010, 55 (19), 5357-5366.
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2010
Liu, F.; Siddique, N. A. Microstructure Reconstruction and Direct Simulation of Li-Ion Battery Cathodes. ECS Transactions 2010, 33 (24), 25-32.
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2009
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Dramatic Reduction of Water Crossover in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells by Cathode Humidification. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters 2009, 12, (6), B101-B102.
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2009
Burlatsky, S. F.; Atrazhev, V. V.; Gummalla, M.; Condit, D. A.; Liu, F. The impact of thermal conductivity and diffusion rates on water vapor transport through gas diffusion layers. Journal of Power Sources 2009, 190, (2), 485-492.
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2008
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Water and methanol crossover in direct methanol fuel cells - Effect of anode diffusion media. Electrochimica Acta 2008, 53, (17), 5517-5522.
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2007
Lu, G. Q.; Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. An approach to measuring spatially resolved water crossover coefficient in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources 2007, 164, (1), 134-140.
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2007
Liu, F.; Wang, C. Y. High Power Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Running on 15M to Neat Methanol. ECS Transactions 2007, 2, (24), 79-84.
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2007
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Mixed potential in a direct methanol fuel cell - Modeling and experiments. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2007, 154, (6), B514-B522.
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2006
Liu, F. Q.; Lu, G. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Low crossover of methanol and water through thin membranes in direct methanol fuel cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2006, 153, (3), A543-A553.
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2006
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Optimization of cathode catalyst layer for direct methanol fuel cells Part I. Experimental investigation. Electrochimica Acta 2006, 52, (3), 1417-1425.
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2006
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Optimization of cathode catalyst layer for direct methanol fuel cells Part II: Computational modeling and design. Electrochimica Acta 2006, 52, (3), 1409-1416.
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2005
Xing, D. M.; Yi, B. L.; Liu, F. Q.; Fu, Y. Z.; Zhang, H. M. Characterization of sulfonated poly(ether ether ketone)/polytetrafluoroethylene composite membranes for fuel cell applications. Fuel Cells 2005, 5, (3), 406-411.
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2005
Lu, G. Q.; Lim, P. C.; Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. On mass transport in an air-breathing DMFC stack. International Journal of Energy Research 2005, 29, (12), 1041-1050.
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2005
Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Variations in interfacial properties during cell conditioning and influence of heat-treatment of ionomer on the characteristics of direct methanol fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta 2005, 50, (6), 1413-1422.
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2005
Lu, G. Q.; Liu, F. Q.; Wang, C. Y. Water Transport Through Nafion 112 Membrane in DMFCs. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 2005, 8, (1), A1-A4.
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2004
Xing, D. M.; Yi, B. L.; Fu, Y. Z.; Liu, F. Q.; Zhang, H. M., Pt-C/SPEEK/PTFE self-humidifying composite membrane for fuel cells. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters 2004, 7, (10), A315-A317.
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2003
Yu, J. R.; Yi, B. L.; Xing, D. M.; Liu, F. Q.; Shao, Z. G.; Fu, Y. Z., Degradation mechanism of polystyrene sulfonic acid membrane and application of its composite membranes in fuel cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2003, 5, (3), 611-615.
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2003
Liu, F. Q.; Yi, B. L.; Xing, D. M.; Yu, J. R.; Hou, Z. J.; Fu, Y. Z., Development of novel self-humidifying composite membranes for fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources 2003, 124, (1), 81-89.
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2003
Liu, F. Q.; Yi, B. L.; Xing, D. M.; Yu, J. R.; Zhang, H. M., Nafion/PTFE composite membranes for fuel cell applications. Journal of Membrane Science 2003, 212, (1-2), 213-223.
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2002
Yu, J. R.; Yi, B. L.; Xing, D. M.; Liu, F. Q.; Zhang, H. M.; Xu, Q.; Liang, X. M., Primary study on degradation mechanism of polystyrenesulfonic acid membrane and its composite membrane in fuel cells. Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese 2002, 23, (9), 1792-1796.
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Siddique, N. A., Ashley M. Allen, Partha P. Mukherjee and Fuqiang Liu. Simulation of Effect of Interfacial Lithium Flux on Miscibility Gap In non-Equilibrium Phase Transformation of LiFePO4 Particles. Journal of Power Sources (Impact factor: 4.675) 245, (2014): 83-88.
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Published
Hsu, Chiajen, Chienwen Huang, Yaowu Hao and Fuqiang Liu. Au/Pd Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Varied Hollow Au Cores for Enhanced Formic Acid Oxidation. Nanoscale Research Letters  8, (2013): 113.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Super-critical synthesis of nanoparticles for fuel cells," Graduate Seminar of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, 2009.
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Fuqiang Liu, Y.Z. Fu, D.M. Xing, J.R. Yu, and B.L. Yi, "New composite membranes for fuel cells", Proceedings of 6th Academic Seminar of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, 2002, Dalian, China
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Fuqiang Liu, S. F. Burlatsky, V. V. Atrazhev, M. Gummalla, and D. A. Condit, "The impact of thermal conductivity and diffusion rates on water vapor transport through gas diffusion layers," Gordon Fuel Cell Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI,
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D. Liu, and Fuqiang Liu, "Regenerative Solar Energy Storage via Photocatalytic Redox Reaction", Electrochemical Society 221th Conference, May 6-10 (2012), Seattle, WA
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Fuqiang Liu, "Nano-scale simulation and its application in fuel cells," Michigan Technological University, Distinguished Lecturer Series, 2008
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N. A. Siddique, Fuqiang Liu, and P.P. Mukerjee, "Micro-structure Reconstruction and Direct Simulation of Li-Ion Battery Cathodes", 220th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Boston, Oct., 2011.
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Fuqiang Liu and C.Y. Wang, "High power direct methanol fuel cells running on 15M to neat methanol", Abstract #1151 presented at 209th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2006.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Sustainable energy: status, challenge, and opportunity," ASM North Texas Technical Meeting, Nov. 10, Dallas, TX (2010).
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T. Akiyama, G. Lu, Fuqiang Liu, X. Huang, and C.Y. Wang, "Direct methanol fuel cells using high concentration methanol fuel", The 12th FCDIC Fuel Cell Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, May 11-12, 2005.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Microstructure Reconstruction and Direct Simulation in Fuel Cells and Batteries", Graduate Seminar of Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 2010.
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Fuqiang Liu, G.Q. Lu and C.Y. Wang, "Measurement of Spatially Resolved Water Crossover Coefficient in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell", Gordon Fuel Cell Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, July 17-22, 2005
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Fuqiang Liu, "Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy," Arlington Technology Association, April, Arlington, TX (2010).
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Fuqiang Liu and C.Y. Wang, "Tailoring Catalyst Layer Structure and Membrane Electrode Assembly for Low Methanol and Water Crossover in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells", Gordon Fuel Cell Conference, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, July 2
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Fuqiang Liu, "Materials for renewable energy," Graduate Seminar of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 2009.
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C.Y. Wang, P. Sinha, P. Mukherjee, Fuqiang Liu, "Developing Gas Diffusion Layer for High Current Density Application via Pore-level Modeling and Experiments", Materials Science & Technology 2005 Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, P
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Hsu, C., Huang C., Y. Hao, and Fuqiang Liu, "Synthesis and electrochemical activities of novel AuPd core-shell nanoparticles", Electrochemical Society 221th Conference, May 6-10 (2012), Seattle, WA
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F.Q. Liu and N. A. Siddique, "Micro-structure Reconstruction and Direct Simulation of Li-Ion Battery Cathodes", 218th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Les Vegas, Oct., 2010.
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Y.Z. Fu, Fuqiang Liu, B.L. Yi et al, "Porous PTFE based composite membranes for PEM fuel cells", Proceedings of 2002 China Symposium on Materials 2002.10, Beijing, China
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Y.Z. Fu, Fuqiang Liu, B.L. Yi et al, "Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Based Composite Proton Exchange Membranes for PEMFC", Proceedings of 1st Sino-Germany Workshop on Fuel Cells, Dalian, China, P-25, 2002
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Fuqiang Liu, G Lu, and C.Y. Wang, "Tailoring Catalyst Layer Structure and Membrane Electrode Assembly for Low Methanol and Water Crossover in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells" Penn State University Hydrogen day, PA, 2004
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C.Y. Wang, G.Q. Lu, Fuqiang Liu, and Y. Pan, "Development of Stand-alone Micro and Portable Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Systems", The Electrochemical Society 205th Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 9-13, 2004.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Nano-scale Simulations on Electrochemical Energy Generation and Storage", Meeting Energy Demands of the Future, UT Energy Researcher's Symposium 2010, May 19-20, Richardson, Texas.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Nano-scale Simulation in Energy Generation: Challenges and Approaches", Invited seminar, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian, China, Jan. 2011
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Fuqiang Liu, "Microstructural understanding of fuel cell catalyst layers," Graduate Seminar, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, WI, 2009.
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Fuqiang Liu, "Nano-scale simulation in energy generation," IEEE Dallas Emerging Technologies Symposium, Oct. 15, Dallas, TX (2009).
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June 2013 -
May 2018
CAREER: High-efficiency Regenerative Solar Energy Storage by Photoelectrochemical Redox Reactions
$400,000
August 2011 -
July 2013
BRIGE: Understanding Multiphase Architecture in Li-ion Batteries through Multiscale Modeling
$174,999
August 2011 -
July 2013
Highly Selective Proton-Conducting Composite Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries
$147,832
May 2010 -
May 2011
Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of polymer-encapsulated nanoparticlwas as Li-ion battery cathode materials
$7,500
July - 2011
Acid-Base Blend Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

Sponsor:DoE

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Spring 2015
MSE 5390 - Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy
Office Hours
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Tuesday1:30PM5:00PM
Thursday2:00PM5:00PM
To explain how each energy process works and to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex energy future. This course will cover a broad spectrum of sustainable energy conversion technologies, including thermal, tide, solar, biomass, wind and electrochemical devices, with emphasis on fundamentals in materials & engineering.  
Last Updated on March 17, 2015, 10:01 am
Spring 2015
MSE 4353 - Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Tuesday1:30PM5:00PM
Thursday2:00PM5:00PM
To explain how each energy process works and to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex energy future. This course will cover a broad spectrum of sustainable energy conversion technologies, including thermal, tide, solar, biomass, wind and electrochemical devices, with emphasis on fundamentals in materials & engineering.  
Last Updated on March 17, 2015, 10:01 am
Fall 2014
MSE 5390 - Materials for Energy
Energy conversion and storage processes have undesirable efficiency, cost factors and environmental effects, mainly due to limitation of materials. This course is to introduce fundamental materials development to improve the above factors and design advanced materials for different energy systems.
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Spring 2012
MSE 5390 - Materials for Energy
The energy conversion and storage processes have certain limited efficiencies, cost factors and environmental effects, mainly due to material limitation. This course is to introduce fundamental materials development to improve these factors and how to design advanced materials for development of renewable energy sources and storage systems.
Last Updated on June 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
Spring 2012
MSE 5390 - Materials for Energy
The energy conversion and storage processes have certain limited efficiencies, cost factors and environmental effects, mainly due to material limitation. This course is to introduce fundamental materials development to improve these factors and how to design advanced materials for development of renewable energy sources and storage systems.
Last Updated on June 4, 2013, 12:33 pm
Fall 2011
MSE 5300 - INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
To provide comprehensive understanding of the physical, mechanical, electrical,magnetic, optical, thermal and chemical properties of metals, semiconductors, polymers andceramics.
Last Updated on June 4, 2013, 12:33 pm
Spring 2011
MSE 5390 - Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy
To explain how each energy process works and to prepare students to meetthe challenges of a complex energy future. This course will cover a broadspectrum of sustainable energy conversion technologies, including thermal,tide, solar, biomass, wind and electrochemical devices, with emphasis onfundamentals in materials & engineering.
Last Updated on June 4, 2013, 12:33 pm
Fall 2010
MSE 5300 - INTRODUCTION TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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August2014
POLYMER MATERIALS SCIENCE

Intermolecular forces of attraction in high polymers, polymer synthesis, morphology and order in semicrystalline polymers, mechanics of amorphous polymers, time-dependent mechanical behavior, transitional phenomena, mechanical behavior of semicrystalline polymers, electrical and optical properties of polymers, processing and characterization of polymers

MSE 4310
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Conference organizers
  • Session co-organizer for the "DMFC Systems and Operation" in the ASME 7th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference, New Port Beach, California, June 8-10, 2009
  • Conference Section Chair, Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells Systems and Operation, 8th International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference, June 14-16, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
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·International Advisory Committee - Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 2009

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