Prof. Neal Sullivan,
Colorado Fuel Cell Center
General Research Laboratory
Colorado School of Mines
1310 Maple Street.
Golden, CO 80401
Dr. Mark T. Lusk, Professor
Materials modeling at the atomic scale
Dr. Jianhua Tong, Associate Research Professor
Proton- and mixed-conducting oxide materials and membranes
Dr. Ryan O'Hayre, Associate Professor
Fuel cell materials, system architectures and experimental diagnostics
Dr. Hans Carstensen, Associate Research Professor
Theoretical chemistry and chemical kinetics
Dr. Michael Kaufman, Professor
Material science and high resolution microscopy
CFCC faculty member Professor Ryan O’Hayre is named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The Presidential Early Career Awards embody the high priority the administration places on producing outstanding scientists and engineers to advance the nation’s goals and contribute to all sectors of the economy. Nine Federal departments and agencies join together annually to nominate the most meritorious young scientists and engineers — researchers whose early accomplishments show the greatest promise for strengthening America’s leadership in science and technology and contributing to the awarding agencies' missions.
"This is a tremendous honor, but it never could have been achieved without the fantastic support I've received from Mines, the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, and especially my colleagues at the Colorado Ceramics Center, the Colorado Fuel Cell Center and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory," said O’Hayre. "Having one of the best fuel cell research laboratories in the country and the Nation's top Renewable Energy laboratory in our backyard has played a huge role in allowing me to hit the ground running with cutting-edge research from day one at Mines. The recent addition of the National Science Foundation-Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has only made our efforts in this area even stronger."
Professor O'Hayre will receive his award in the fall at a White House ceremony. For more information, see the White House web site.
Faculty members from Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science collaborate in CFCC projects. In addition to teaching responsibiliites in their home departments, faculty associated with the CFCC are engaged in a broad range of fuel-cell research and development.
Post Doctoral Fellows
Dr. Robert Braun, Assistant Professor
Thermal dynamics and fuel cell systems optimization
Dr. Huayang Zhu, Associate Research Professor
Reacting flow modeling and simulation
Dr. Sandrine Ricote, Assistant Research Professor
Protonic fuel cells and membrane reactors