Abel Chuang selected as Discovery Park Fellow for research in proton exchange membrane fuel cells
May 21, 2013
Discovery Park Fellow: Dr. Abel Chuang, College of Technology
Project Title: "Study of Material, Cell, and System Integration of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”
Affiliated Center(s): Birck Nanotechnology Center, Energy Center
Dr. Chuang specializes in material and diagnostic study of Proton Exchange Member (PEM) Fuel Cells. Prior to joining Purdue University, he spent more than 8 years developing fuel cell technology for automotive application both in the industry and university. At Purdue, he will continue to establish his core expertise in PEM fuel cell research for broader applications including automotive, residential, and portable energy solutions. Fuel cell is a highly interdisciplinary research area and requires experts in different fields to integrate their learning in order to deliver an optimized energy system. This activity fits well with the mission of Discovery Park (DP), which is to lead Purdue’s large-scale interdisciplinary research efforts. His project will first focus on the study of cell components, especially electrode, in a fuel cell with the support of Birck Nanotechnology Center and Energy Center. His expectation as a DP research fellow is to establish collaborations with Purdue experts in areas like electro-catalysis, nanostructure, polymer science, heat transfer, fluid flow, mechanics, hydrogen generation and storage, power conditioning, etc. His long-term goal is to establish a research program in exploring sustainable energy solutions. Congratulations to Abel Chuang as a 2013-2014 Discovery Park Research Fellow.
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story