Faculty

Bingqing Wei – CFCB Director

Dr. Wei

Dr. Bingqing (B. Q) Wei is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He is a member of The Materials Research Society (MRS), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The American Chemical Society (ACS), and The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). His research interest lies in nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

Telephone: 302-831-6438

Fax: (302) 831-3619

E-mail: weib@udel.edu

Dr. Wei’s Group webpage

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Advani

Suresh G. Advani
George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hossain

M. Zubaer Hossain
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Thin-film photovoltaics | Quantum simulation of absorption efficiency in solar cells | Mechanics of energy transport in low-dimensional materials (including graphene and carbon nanotubes) | Mechanics of flexible energy materials, Electron -dependent thermoelectric properties at high pressures

Malikopoulos

Andreas Malikopoulos
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Power management control for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in HEVs (PHEVs) | connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) | sociotechnical systems | energy and sustainable syste

Prasad

Ajay K. Prasad
Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor and Department Chair

Research Interests
Materials development, characterization and evaluation for PEM fuel cells and electrochemical compressors | Transport phenomena in PEM fuel cells| UD Fuel Cell Bus Program | Vehicle-to-grid research and implementation| Hybrid vehicles | Battery modeling and analysis | Wind and ocean current energy | Energy-efficient solar-powered buildings

Roy

R. Valéry Roy
Associate Professor

Santare

Michael H. Santare
Professor

Wang

Lian-Ping Wang
Professor

Research Interests
Turbulent flows | Thermal flows | Multiphase flows | Mesoscopic CFD methods

Yao

Pierre Koffi Yao
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Buttrey

Douglas J. Buttrey
Professor

Epps

Thomas H. Epps, III
Professor
Director, Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics

Research Interests
Self-assembling polymers | nanostructured materials | battery membranes | renewable materials | stimuli-responsive materials for drug delivery

Jiao

Feng Jiao
Associate Professor

Research Interests
sustainable fuel production via photochemical and electrochemical approaches | nanoporous materials for energy applications | process and reactor design for electrochemical systems | in-situ and operando synchrotron X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Ogunnaike

Babatunde A Ogunnaike
Dean
William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor, Center for Systems Biology – DBI

Vlachos

Dionisios G. Vlachos
Allan & Myra Ferguson Chair of Chemical Engineering
Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Director, UD Energy Institute (UDEI)

Research Interests
Portable and distributed energy, renewables, fuel and biofuel processing | Surface chemistry | Control thin film and particle microstructure

Wagner

Norman Wagner
Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Center for Neutron Science
Joint Professor, Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Professor, Biomechanics & Movement Science (BIOMS)

Xu

Bingjun Xu
Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis for renewable applications | in-situ/operand spectroscopies for interfacial studies

Yan

Yushan Yan
Distinguished Engineering Professor

Research Interests
Electrochemical energy devices including fuel cells, electrolyzers and flow batteries | electrocatalysis; polymer electrolytes | electrochemical interfaces

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cha

Daniel Cha
Professor

Faghri

Ardeshir Faghri
Professor

Huang

Chin-Pao Huang 
Donald C. Philips Professor

Research Interests
Industrial wastewater management | aquatic chemistry | soil and groundwater remediation | environmental nanomaterials and processes | catalytic electrochemcial processesy

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Birkmire

Robert W. Birkmire
Director, Institute of Energy Conversion
Professor

Shah

S. Ismat Shah
Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prather

Dennis Prather
Professor