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Faculty Profile

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Name: Prabhakar Singh
Title: UTC Chair Professor, MSE; Director, C2E2; Director, Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation
Affiliation: Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
E-Mail: singh@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/prabhakar-singh
Program/Department Website: http://www.energy.uconn.edu/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-8379

Keywords | Categories: Center for Clean Energy Engineering, corrosion and oxidation in complex atmospheres, electrochemistry, electronic and ionic conducting oxides, energy, high temperature materials, Materials Science and Engineering, molten salt systems and carbonate fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, thermochemistry

Professional Summary

Professor Prabhakar Singh enjoys hands-on research in the field of high temperature metals and alloys, functional ceramics and coatings, fuel processing and clean-up for applications in clean and efficient energy systems. His interests and expertize include development of solid oxide and molten carbonate fuel cells, oxygen transport membranes, warm temperature carbon capture and corrosion resistant alloys and coatings.

Professor Singh’s major research areas of interest include:

  • High temperature energy conversion including SOFC and oxy-combustion
  • High temperature electrochemistry- fuel cells, electrolysis and gas separation membranes
  • Functional materials – perovskites, fluorites, ionic and electronic conducting ceramics
  • Oxidation of metals and alloys in complex environment, protective coatings
  • Advanced energy systems and efficient utilization of abundant natural gas
  • Molten salt systems – fuel cells, batteries and carbon capture
  • Hydrogen production and high temperature electrolysis
  • High temperature Fe, Ni and Co based alloys and surface protection under aggressive environment; Metal-hydrogen interaction
  • Carbon capture and utilization