Trung Nguyen, Ph.D.

Professor
CPE
Primary office:
785-864-3938
Learned Hall, 4153


Education

BS, North Carolina State University, 1981
MS, Texas A&M University, 1985
PhD, Texas A&M University, 1988

Work Experience

Program Director, Energy for Sustainability Program, CBET Division, Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation, 2007-2009.
Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1992-1994
Associate Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1990-1991
Senior Process and Product Development Engineer, Duracell, 1989-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Lab, 1988-1989
Summer Research Intern, GM Research Center, 1985 and 1986
Process Engineer, DuPont, 1982

Career Most Influential People

Professor Ralph E. White (MS and PhD Advisor)
Dr. Hiram Gu (formerly at General Motors Research Lab)
Dr. Nicholas Vanderborgh (formerly at Los Alamos National Lab)

Recent Honors and Awards

Fellow of The Electrochemical Society
Leading Light Award, University of Kansas, April 2012

Research Interests

 

Fuel cells and batteries and mathematical modeling of electrochemical systems

Current Research Focus:

Interfacial phenomena at the electrode/membrane and membrane/membrane interfaces,
Theoretical and experimental studies of two-phase transport in porous electrodes and flow channels of proton exchange membrane fuel cells,
Heat, gas and water management in proton exchange membrane fuel cells,
Optimization of the micro-structures the catalyst layers used in PEM fuel cells for two phase flow,
Development of electrode and membrane assemblies for PEM fuel cells for specific applications,
Development of large scale electrical energy storage systems for wind and solar ($2.3M from NSF and $1.724M from ARPA-A).

Recent Graduate Students Accomplishments

Wensheng He, PhD
Awarded the H.H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award for outstanding graduate research by the IEEE Division of the Electrochemical Society, May 2002; Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical & Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2004; and the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from the University of Kansas, May 2004.

Dilip Natarajan, PhD
Awarded Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical & Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2005; and the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation from the University of Kansas, May 2005

Guangyu Lin, PhD
Awarded the Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical & Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2006

Xuhai Wang, PhD
Awarded the Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical & Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2010

Venkata Yarlagadda, PhD
Awarded 2013 Student Achievement Award by the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division of the Electrochemical Society.

Regis Dowd, PhD
Won Best Student Presentation at 2013 ACEEES Conference organized by Tokyo Institute of Technology in Huntington Beach, California.

Current Research Students

Venkata Yarlagadda, PhD
Regis Dowd, PhD
Dhrubajit Konwar, PhD
Dr. Jahangir Masud
Jack Walter, Undergraduate
Trevor Prater, Undergraduate


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