Trung Van Nguyen

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3938
Learned Hall
Room 4132
University of Kansas
1530 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research

Current focus is on:

• Interfacial phenomena at the electrode/membrane and membrane/membrane interfaces,

• Theoretical and experimental studies of spatiotemporal behavior and 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 and phase distribution in the catalyst layers of PEM fuel cells for optimal two phase transport, durability and high performance,

• Development of stable and active catalysts for HER/HOR and MEAs for H2-Br2 fuel cells.

• Regenerative H2-Br2 fuel cells for large-scale electrical energy storage (funded by NSF and ARPA-E)

Research Interests

  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Interfacial phenomena, mathematical modeling of electrochemical systems

Selected Publications

Li, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (2018). Synthesis and Evaluation of RhxSy Catalyst with Functionalized Carbon for HOR/HER in H2-Br2 Reversible Fuel Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165(14), F1139-F1146. DOI:10.1149/2.0191814jes

Li, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (2018). Core-Shell Rhodium Sulfide Catalyst for HER/HOR in HBr solution. Journal of Power Sources, 382, 152-159. DOI:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.02.005

Nguyen, T. V. (2017). Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition, by Ali M Sadegh and William M. Worek . FUEL CELLS (A. Sadegh & W. Worek, Eds.). Section 7: Power Generation.

Dowd, R. Verma, A. Li, Y. Powers, D. Wycisk, R. Pintauro, P. & Nguyen, T. V. (2017). A Hydrogen-Vanadium Rerversible Fuel Cell Crossover Study. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(14), F1-F7. DOI:10.1149/2.11001714jes

Tenny, K. M., Lakhanpal, V. S., Dowd Jr., R. P., Yarlagadda, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2017). Impact of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Fabrication on Carbon Cloth Electrodes for Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(12), A1-A5. DOI:10.1149/2.1151712jes

Park, W. Wycisk, R. Lin, G. Chong, Y. Powers, D. Nguyen, T. V., Dowd Jr., R. P., & Pintauro, P. N. (2017). Electrospun Nafion/PVDF single-fiber blended membranes for regenerative H⁠2/Br⁠2 fuel cells. Journal of Membrane Science, 541, 85-92. DOI:10.1016/j.memsci.2017.06.086

Dowd, R. P., Lakhanpal, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2017). Evaluation of a Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell Performance. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(6). DOI:10.1149/2.0521706jes

Dowd Jr., R. P., Day, C. S., & Van Nguyen, T. (2016). Engineering the Ionic Polymer Phase Surface Properties of a PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164(2), F138–F146. DOI:10.1149/2.1081702jes

Dowd, R. P., & Van Nguyen, T. (2016). (Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division Student Achievement Award) Engineering the Ionic Polymer Phase Surface Properties of a PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer. Meeting Abstracts(21), 1127–1127.

Dowd, R. P., Ying, A. & Van Nguyen, T. (2016). Preliminary Study of a Hydrogen-Vanadium Flow Battery. Meeting Abstracts(3), 381–381.

Nguyen, T. (2016). A New Process to Synthesize the Rh 2 S 3 Precursor for Rh x S y Catalyst for HER/HOR in HBr Solution. In PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting (October 2-7, 2016).

Nguyen, T. (2016). Core-Shell Rhodium Sulfide As Catalyst for HER/HOR in HBr Solution. In 229th ECS Meeting (May 29-June 2, 2016).

Li, Y. & Van Nguyen, T. (2016). Effect of Carbon Substrate Pretreatment on the Ecsa and Activity of RhxSy/C Catalyst. In Meeting Abstracts (pp. 30–30).

Nguyen, T. (2016). Effect of Membrane Type of the Performance of a Hydrogen-Vanadium Flow Battery. In PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting (October 2-7, 2016).

Pintauro, P. N., Park, J. Rahmani, S. Powers, D. Wycisk, R. Van Nguyen, T. & Arefazarand, A. (2016). Electrospinning Strategies for PFSA/PVDF Nanofiber Composite Membrane Fabrication. In Meeting Abstracts (pp. 2551–2551).

Nguyen, T. (2016). Vittorio de Nora Award Address Session. In 229th ECS Meeting (May 29-June 2, 2016).

Dowd, R. P., Yarlagadda, V. Konwar, D. Lin, G. Weng, G. Li, C. V., Chan, K. & Van Nguyen, T. (2016). A Study of Alkaline-Based H2-Br2 and H2-I2 Reversible Fuel Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163(14), F1471–F1479. DOI:10.1149/2.0011614jes

Woo, J. Wycisk, R. Pintauro, P. Yarlagadda, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2016). Electrospun Nafion/Polyphenylsulfone Composite Membranes for Regenerative Hydrogen Bromine Fuel Cells. Materials, 143(9), 15. DOI:10.3390/ma9030143 http://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials

Ye, Q. You, X. Nguyen, T. & Cheng, P. (2015). 2-D Model of a H2/Br2 Flow Battery with Flow-Through Positive Electrode. J. Electrochemical Soc., 163(3), A447-A457. DOI:10.1149/2.0361603jes

Weber, A. & Nguyen, T. V. (2015). Redox Flow Batteries–Reversible Fuel Cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163(1), Y1-Y1. DOI:10.1149/2.0331601jes

Yarlagadda, V. Lin, G. Chong, P. & Nguyen, T. V. (2015). High Active Surface Area and Durable Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Based Electrodes for the Bromine Reactions in H2-Br2 Fuel Cells., 163(1), A5134-A5143. DOI:10.1149/2.0181601jes

Yarlagadda, V. Lin, G. Chong, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (2015). High Surface Area Carbon Electrodes for Bromine Reactions in H2-Br2 Fuel Cells. J. Electrochemical Society, 163(1), A5126-A5133. DOI:10.1149/2.0181601jes

Nguyen, T. V., Ahosseini, A. Wang, X. Yarlagadda, V. Kwong, A. Weber, A. Z., Deevanhxay, P. Tsushima, S. & Hirai, S. (2015). Hydrophobic Gas-Diffusion Media for Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells by Direct Fluorination. J. Electrochem. Soc., 162(14), F1451-F1460. DOI:10.1149/2.0411514jes

Lin, G. Chong, Y. Yarlagadda, V. Nguyen, T. V., Wycisk, R. J., Pintauro, P. N., Bates, M. Mukerjee, S. Tucker, M. C., & Weber, A. Z. (2015). Advanced Hydrogen-Bromine Flow Batteries with Improved Efficiency, Durability and Cost. J. Electrochemical Society, 163(1), A5049-A5056. DOI:10.1149/2.0071601jes

Yarlagadda, V. Dowd Jr., R. Park, W. Pintauro, P. N., & Nguyen, T. V. (2015). A Comprehensive Study of an Acid-Based Reversible H2-Br2 Fuel Cell System. J. Electrochemical Society, 162(8), F919-F926. DOI:10.1149/2.1041508jes

Masud, J. Nguyen, T. V., Singh, N. McFarland, E. Ikenberry, M. Horn, K. Pan, C. & Hwang, B. (2015). A RhxSy/C Catalyst for the Hydrogen Oxidation and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions in HBr. J. Electrochemical Society, 162(4), F455-F462. DOI://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0901504jes

Nguyen, T. V., Yarlagadda, V. Lin, G. Weng, G. Li, V. & Chan, K. (2014). Comparison of Acid and Alkaline Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell Systems. (37th ed., Vol. 58, pp. 29-35). In ECS Transactions, Electrochemical Society.

Dowd, R. P., Nguyen, T. V., Moore, D. S., Pintauro, P. N., & Park, J. (2014). Conductive AFM Study to Differentiate between the Surface Ionic Conductivity of Nafion and Electrospun Membranes. (1st ed., Vol. 58, pp. 607-613). In ECS Transactions, Electrochemical Society.

Yarlagadda, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2014). High Surface Area Carbon Electrodes for the Bromine Reactions in H2-Br2 Fuel Cells. (36th ed., Vol. 58, pp. 25-32). In ECS Transactions, Electrochemical Society.

Masud, J. Walter, J. Nguyen, T. V., Lin, G. Singh, N. McFarland, E. Metiu, H. Ikenberry, M. Hohn, K. Pan, C. & Hwang, B. (2014). Synthesis and Characterization of RhxSy/C Catalysts for HOR/HER in HBr. (1st ed., Vol. 58, pp. 37-43). In ECS Transactions, Electrochemical Society.

Tucker, M. C., Cho, T. Weber, A. Z., Lin, G. & Nguyen, T. V. (2014). Optimization of Electrode Characteristics for the Br2/H2 Redox Flow Cell. J. Appl. Electrochem., 45, 11-19. DOI:10.1007/s10800-014-0772-1

Nguyen, T. V., Kreutzer, H. Yarlagadda, V. McFarland, E. & Singh, N. (2013). HER/HOR Catalysts for the H2-Br2 Fuel Cell System. In ECS Transactions (Vol. 53(7), pp. 75-81).

Nguyen, T. V. (2013). Electrochemical Engineering. In K. Ota, G. Kreysa, & R. F. Savinell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry(2013th ed.). Springer Verlag.

Yarlagadda, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2013). 1-D Mathematical Model of a H2-Br2 Regenerative Fuel Cell. J. Electrochemical Society, 160(6), F535-547.

Ivanovskaya, A. Singh, N. Liu, R. Kreutzer, H. Baltrusaitis, J. Nguyen, T. V., Metiu, H. & McFarland, E. W. (2013). Transition Metal Sulfide Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts for Hydrobromic Acid Electrolysis. Langmuir, 29(1), 480-492.

Nguyen, T. V., & Kreutzer, H. (2012). Effect of Transport on the Performance of a Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery. In ECS Transactions (Vol. 41(11), pp. 3-9).

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2012). An Experimental Study of the Liquid Water Saturation Level in the Cathode Gas Diffusion Layer of a PEM Fuel Cell. Journal of Power Sources, 197, 50-56.

Kreutzer, H. Yarlagadda, V. & Nguyen, T. V. (2012). Performance Evaluation of a Regenerative Hydrogen Bromine Fuel Cell. J. Electrochem. Society, 159(7), F331-F337.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2011). PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools. In H. Wang, X. Yuan, & H. Li (Eds.), Current Mapping. New York, NY: CRC Press.

Nguyen, T. V. (2011). Hydrogen-Bromine Flow Battery for Energy Storage. In Energy Conversion and Storage Symposium II, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) 2011, Perugia, Italy, May 16-18.

Nguyen, T. V. (2011). Water Management in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell by Materials Design and Engineering. In Energy Conversion and Storage Symposium I, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) 2011, Perugia, Italy, May 16-18.

Nguyen, T. V., & Savinell, R. F. (2010). Flow Batteries. ECS Interface, 19(3), 54-56.

Ficicilar, B. Eroglu, I. & Nguyen, T. V. (2010). A Five Layer One-Dimensional PEMFC Model with Detailed Electrode Kinetics. In ECS Transactions, 33(1), 1515.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2010). An Experimental Study of the Saturation Level in the Cathode Gas Diffusion Layer of a PEM Fuel Cell. In ECS Transactions, 33(1), 979.

Wang, X. Nguyen, T. V., Hussey, D. & Jacobson, D. (2010). Experimental Study of Relative Permeability of Porous Media Used in PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 33(1), 1151.

Gao, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (2010). In Situ Imaging of Water Distribution in a Gas Diffusion Layer by Neutron Radiography. In ECS Transactions, 33(1), 1435.

Wang, X. Nguyen, T. V., Hussey, D. & Jacobson, D. (2010). An Experimental Study of Relative Permeability of Porous Media Used in PEM Fuel Cells. J. Electrochem. Soc, 157(12), B1777-B1782.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2010). Modeling the Effects of the Micro-Porous Layer on the Net Water Transport Rate Across the Membrane in a PEM Fuel Cell. J. Electrochem. Soc, 157(4), B496-B505.

Friedmann, R. & Nguyen, T. V. (2010). Optimization of the Microstructure of the Cathode Catalyst Layer of a PEMFC for Two-Phase Flow. J. Electrochem. Soc, 157(2), B260-B265.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2009). A Modeling Study of the Effects of the Properties of Anode Porous Layer on the Performance of a PEM Fuel Cell. In ECS Transactions, 25(1), 29-38.

Gao, Y. Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2009). Root-Cause of Hysteresis in Capillary Pressure Curves of Porous Media Used in PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 25(1), 1765-1771.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2008). Modeling the Effects of the Cathode Micro-Porous Layer on the Performance of a PEM Fuel Cell. In ECS Transactions, 16(2), 3-12 (pp. ).

Friedmann, R. & Nguyen, T. V. (2008). Optimization of the Cathode Catalyst Layer Composition using a Novel 2-step Preparation Method. In ECS Transactions, 16(2), 2021-2029.

Nguyen, T. V., Lin, G. Wang, X. & Ohn, H. (2008). Measurement of Capillary Pressure Property of Gas Diffusion Media Used in PEM Fuel Cells. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 11(8), B127.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2008). Modeling the Effects of Capillary Property of Porous Media on the Performance of the Cathode of a PEMFC. J. Electrochem. Soc, 155(11), B1085-B1092.

Nguyen, T. Van, Zhao, T. S., & Kreuer, K. (Eds.). (2007). Advances in Fuel Cells (T. Van Nguyen, T. S. Zhao, & K. Kreuer, Eds., Vol. 1). Kidlington, UK: Elsevier.

Wang, X. & Nguyen, T. V. (2007). A Theoretical Study of the Effects of Two-Phase Transport Properties of the Catalyst and Gas Diffusion Layers in the Cathode on the Performance of a PEMFC. In ECS Transactions, 11(1), 693-702.

Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, M. V., Nordheden, K. J., & He, W. (2007). Effect of Bulk and Surface Treatments on the Surface Ionic Activity of Nafion® Membranes and their Performance in a PEMFC. J. Electrochem. Soc, 154(11), A1073-A1076.

Xie, X. Kwon, O. Zhu, D. Nguyen, T. V., & Lin, G. (2007). Local Probe and Conduction Distribution of Proton Exchange Membranes. J. Physical Chemistry B, 111(22), 6134-6140.

Ye, Q. & Nguyen, T. V. (2007). Three-Dimensional Simulation of Liquid Water Distribution in a PEM Fuel Cell with Experimentally Measured Capillary Functions. J. Electrochem. Soc, 154, B1242-B1251.

Nguyen, T. V., Lin, G. Ohn, H. Wang, X. Hussey, D. S., Jacobson, D. L., & Arif, M. (2006). Measurements of Two-Phase Flow Properties of the Porous Media Used in PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 3(1), 415-423.

Nguyen, T. V. (2006). Water Management by Material Design and Engineering for PEM Fuel Cells, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells VI: Cell and Stack Concepts. In ECS Transactions, 3(1), 1171-1180.

Nguyen, T. Van, Fuller, T., Bock, C., Mathias, M. F., Jarvi, T. D., Gasteiger, H. A., Ramani, V., Cleghorn, S., Stuve, E. M., & Zawodzinski, T. (Eds.). (2006). Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 6. 3(1) Pennington, NJ, ECS Transactions.

Nguyen, T. Van, Fuller, T., Gasteiger, H., Cleghorn, S., Ramani, V., Zhao, T., Haug, A., Bock, C., Lamy, C., & Ota, K. (Eds.). (2006). Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells 7. 11(1) Pennington, NJ, ECS Transactions.

Lin, G. & Nguyen, T. V. (2006). A Two-Dimensional, Two-Phase Model of a PEMFC. The Journal of Electrochemical Society, 153, A372-A382.

Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, M. V., Lin, G. Zhao, H. Hu, M. & Zhu, D. M. (2006). Characterization of Surface Ionic Activity of Proton Conducting Membrane by Conducting Atomic Force Microscopy. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 9, A88-A91.

Ohn, H. Nguyen, T. V., Hussey, D. Jacobson, D. & Arif, M. (2005). Capillary Pressure Properties of Gas Diffusion Materials Used in PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 1(6), 481-489.

Jain, R. & Nguyen, T. V. (2005). Modeling the Effect of Microporous Layer in PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 1(6), 463-479.

Jain, R. Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2005). Optimized Catalyst Layer Structure for PEM Fuel Cells. In ECS Transactions, 1(6), 501-508.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2005). Current Density Distribution in PEM Fuel Cells. Part 1: Oxygen and Fuel Effects. AIChE J, 51, 2587-2598.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2005). Current Density Distribution in PEM Fuel Cells. Part 2: Air Operation and Temperature Effect. AIChE J, 51, 2599-2608.

Lin, G. & Nguyen, T. V. (2005). Effect of Thickness and Hydrophobic Polymer Content of the Gas Diffusion Layer on Electrode Flooding Level in a PEM Fuel Cell. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 152, A1942-A1948.

Nguyen, T. V., Nguyen, M. V., & Lin, G. (2004). Characterization of Membrane Surface Ionic Activity and Its Effect on the Performance of a PEM Fuel Cell. In Proceedings Volume of the Fourth International Symposium on Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells, The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ.

Nguyen, T. V., & Lin, G. (2004). Effect of Morphological and Wetting Characteristics of the Gas Diffusion Layers on Electrode Flooding Level in a PEM Fuel Cell. In Proceedings Volume of the Fourth International Symposium on Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells, The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ.

Knobbe, M. W., He, W. Chong, P. Y., & Nguyen, T. V. (2004). Active Gas Management for PEM Fuel Cell Stacks. J. Power Sources, 138, 94-100.

He, W. & Nguyen, T. V. (2004). Edge Effects on Reference Electrode Measurements in PEM Fuel Cells. J. Electrochem. Soc, 151, A185-A195.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2004). Effect of Electrode Configuration and Electronic Conductivity on Current Density Distribution Measurements in PEM Fuel Cells. J. Power Sources, 135, 95-109.

Lin, G. He, W. & Nguyen, T. V. (2004). Modeling Liquid Water Effects in Gas Diffusion and Catalyst Layers of a PEM Fuel Cell Electrode. J. Electrochem. Soc, 151, A1999-A2006.

Nguyen, T. V., & He, W. (2003). Interdigitated Flow Field Design. In W. Vielstich, A. Lamm, & H. Gasteiger (Eds.), Handbook of Fuel Cells: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications, Volume III, Part 3 (pp. 325-336). New York, NY: Wiley.

Nguyen, T. V., He, W. & Lin, G. (2003). A Diagnostic Tool to Detect Electrode Flooding in PEM Fuel Cells. In Fuel Cell Technology, Topical Conference Proceedings, AIChE 2003 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 16-21.

Kenna, J. Nguyen, T. V., Promislow, K. & Wetton, B. (2003). Computational Fuel Cell Dynamics-II. In Banff, Calgary, Canada, April 19-24. http://www.math.ubc.ca

Nguyen, T. V., He, W. & Lin, G. (2003). Modeling Two-Phase Flow in the Catalyst and Gas Diffusion Layers of PEM Fuel Cells. In Fuel Processing Session I: Modeling and System, Topical Conference Proceedings, AIChE 2003 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 16-21.

Nguyen, T. V., & Knobbe, M. (2003). A Liquid Water Management Strategy for PEM Fuel Cell Stacks. J. Power Sources, 114, 70-79.

He, W. Lin, G. & Nguyen, T. V. (2003). Diagnostic Tool to Detect Electrode Flooding in PEM Fuel Cells. AIChE J, 49, 3221-3228.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2003). Three-Dimensional Effects of Liquid Water Flooding in the Cathode of PEM Fuel Cell Using Conventional Gas Distributors. J. Power Sources, 115, 66-80.

Nguyen, T. V. (2002). A Two-Phase Flow Model for PEM Fuel Cells with Interdigitated Flow Fields. In VTIC 2002, pp. I18-I24, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 10-11.

Nguyen, T. V., & He, W. (2002). A Two-Phase Flow Model for PEM Fuel Cells with Interdigitated Flow Fields. In Fuel Cell Technology: Opportunities and Challenges, Topical Conference Proceedings, pp. 203-211, AIChE 2002 Spring Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 10-14.

Nguyen, T. V., Wiley, S. & Nguyen, M. V. (2002). Effect of Catalyst Support Particle Size on PEM Fuel Cell Performance. In Fuel Cell Technology: Opportunities and Challenges, Topical Conference Proceedings, pp. 319-325, AIChE 2002 Spring Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, March 10-14.

Natarajan, D. & Nguyen, T. V. (2001). A Two-Dimensional, Two-Phase, Multi-Component, Transient Model for the Cathode of a PEM Fuel Cell Using Conventional Gas Distributors. J. Electrochem. Soc, 148, 1324-1335.

Darwin, D. Balma, J. Locke, C. & Nguyen, T. V. (2000). Accelerated Testing for Concrete Reinforced Bar Corrosion Protection Systems. In Durability Workshop, October 27-27, Berkeley, California, Elsevier, New York.

Nguyen, T. V. (2000). Direct Liquid Water Injection and Interdigitated Flow Field for Reactant Gas, Water and Thermal Management in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. In Energy Engineering in the 21st Century (SEE2000), Begell House, New York, Vol. 4, pp. 1453-1459.

Nguyen, T. V. (2000). Enhancement of Active Surface of Membrane and Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells by Plasma Etching. In VTIC 2000, pp. I18-I24, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, Aug. 4-5.

He, W. Yi, J. & Nguyen, T. V. (2000). A Two-Phase Flow Model of the Cathode of PEM Fuel Cells Using the Interdigitated Flow Fields. AIChE J, 46, 2053-2064.

Nguyen, T. V. (1999). Modeling Two-Phase Flow in the Porous Electrodes of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Using the Interdigitated Flow Fields. In . (Ed.), Tutorials in Electrochemical Engineering – Mathematical Modeling (Vol. PV 99-14, pp. 222-241). Pennington, NJ: The Electrochemical Society, Inc.

Yi, S. & Nguyen, T. V. (1999). Multi-Component Transport in the Porous Electrodes of PEM Fuel Cells with Interdigitated Gas Distributors. J. Electrochem. Society, 146, 38-45.

Nguyen, T. Vanderborgh, N. Spirio, C. Read, G. Guante, J. Kingsbury, B. & Hedstrom, J. (1998). Heat and Mass Transfer Issues in PEM Fuel Cells. In 1988 Fuel Cell Seminar (pp. 328-330).

Nguyen, T. V., & Vanderborgh, N. (1998). A Study of Isothermal Hydration of Polyperfluorosulfonic Acid Membranes. J. Membrane Science, 143, 235-248.

Yi, J. S., & Nguyen, T. V. (1998). An Along-the-Channel Model of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. J. Electrochem. Society, 145, 1149-1159.

Wood, D. Yi, J. S., & Nguyen, T. V. (1998). Effect of Direct Liquid Water Injection and Interdigitated Flow Field on the Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. Electrochimica Acta, 43, 3795-3809.

Nguyen, T. V. (1997). PEM Fuel Cells as An Alternative Electrical Power Source: Recent Development at the University of Kansas. In VTIC’97, San Jose’ State University, San Jose’, CA, July.

Huang, H. & Nguyen, T. V. (1997). A Transient Non-Isothermal Model for Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries under Float. J. Electrochem. Society, 144, 2420-2426.

Huang, H. & Nguyen, T. V. (1997). A Two-Dimensional Transient Thermal Model for a Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Battery under Overcharge. J. Electrochem. Society, 144, 2062-2068.

Ng, P. Hirsch, M. & Nguyen, T. V. (1996). Evaluation of a Reserve Time Prediction Algorithm for Lead Acid Battery. In INTELEC 96, pp. 616-623.

Nguyen, T. V. (1996). Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: An Alternative Electrical Power Source. In VTIC ’96, Washington, D.C., July.

Nguyen, T. V. (1996). A Gas Distributor Design for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. J. Electrochem. Society, 143, L103-L105.

Yi, J. S., & Nguyen, T. V. (1995). The Effect of the Flow Distributor of the Performance of PEM Fuel Cells. In Proton Conducting Membrane Fuel Cells, The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ, PV 95-23, pp. 66-75.

Kim, J. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1994). Thermal Characteristics of a Nickel Hydrogen Battery. J. Electrochem. Society, 141, 333-338.

Ng, P. Nguyen, T. V., Weeks, M. C., Cannone, A. G., & Bullock, K. R. (1993). Performance and Characteristics of Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid Batteries with a Concentric Square Grid Design. In INTELEC 93, pp. 115-122.

Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1993). A Mathematical Model of a Hermetically Sealed Lead-Acid Cell. Electrochimica Acta, 38, 935-945.

Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1993). A water and heat management model for Proton-Exchange-Membrane fuel cells. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 140(8), 2178–2186.

Yan, J. Nguyen, T. V., White, R. E., & Griffin, R. B. (1993). Mathematical Modeling of the Formation of Calcareous Deposits on Cathodically Protected Steel in Seawater. J. Electrochem. Society, 140, 733-742.

Kawanami, M. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1992). A Mathematical Model of a CuO/Cu Vaporvolt Cell. J. Electrochem. Society, 139, 3408-3415.

Yan, J. Pakalapati, R. Nguyen, T. V., White, R. E., & Griffin, R. (1992). Mathematical Modeling of Cathodic Protection Using the Boundary Element Method with a Non-Linear Polarization Curve. J. Electrochem. Society, 139, 1932-1936.

Kim, J. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1992). Thermal Mathematical Modeling of a Multicell Common Pressure Vessel Nickel-Hydrogen Battery. J. Electrochem. Society, 139, 2781-2787.

Bradley, W. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1991). Materials Research for Deep Water Applications. In MST’91, Marine Technology Society, pp. 776-779.

Nguyen, T. V., White, R. E., & Gu, H. (1990). The Effects of Separator Design on the Discharge Performance of a Starved Lead-Acid Cell. J. Electrochem. Society, 137, 2998-3004.

Nguyen, T. V., Hedstrom, J. & Vanderborgh, N. (1989). Heat and Mass Transfer Design Issues in PEM Fuel Cell Hardware. In Fuel Cells, Pennington, NJ, pp. 39-50.

Evans, T. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1989). A Mathematical Model of a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Primary Cell. J. Electrochem. Society, 136, 328-339.

Nguyen, T. V., Guante, J. & Vanderborgh, N. (1988). Ion Transport Through Polyperfluorosulfonic Acid Membranes. In Solid State Ionics, The Material Research Society, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 367-375.

Yeu, T. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1988). A Mathematical Model for Predicting Cyclic Voltammograms of an Electronically Conductive Polypyrrole. J. Electrochem. Society, 135, 1971-1976.

Dimpault-Darcy, E. C., Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1988). A Two Dimensional Mathematical Model of a Porous Lead Dioxide Electrode in a Lead-Acid Cell. J. Electrochem. Society, 135, 278-285.

Nguyen, T. V. (1988). Modeling and Characterization of a Lead-Acid Cell. College Station, TX, USA: Texas A&M University.

Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1987). A Finite Difference Procedure for Solving Partial Differential Equations. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 11, 543-546.

Gu, H. Nguyen, T. V., & White, R. E. (1987). A Mathematical Model of a Lead-Acid Cell: Discharge, Rest, and Charge. J. Electrochem. Society, 134, 2953-2960.

Nguyen, T. Walton, C. W., White, R. E., & Van Zee, J. (1986). A Mathematical Model for a Parallel Plate Electrochemical Reactor, CSTR, and Associated Recirculation System. In Engineering of Industrial Electrolytic Processes, The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ, PV 86-8, pp. 71-86.

Nguyen, T. V., Walton, C. W., & White, R. E. (1986). A Mathematical Model for a Parallel Plate Electrochemical Reactor, CSTR, and Associated Recirculation Systems. J. Electrochem. Society, 133, 1130-1138.

Nguyen, T. V., Walton, C. W., White, R. E., & Van Zee, J. (1986). A Parallel Plate Electrochemical Reactor Model: A Method for Determining the Time-Dependent Behavior and the Effects of Axial Diffusion and Migration. J. Electrochem. Society, 133, 81-87.

Nguyen, T. V. (1985). A Mathematical Model for a Parallel Plate Electrochemical Reactor, CSTR, and Associated Recirculation System. College Station, TX, USA: Texas A&M University.

Selected Presentations

Nguyen, T. V. (06/25/2018). A Hybrid Reversible Hydrogen-Bromine Fuel Cell for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Storage. Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea. Daejeon, South Korea

Li, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (05/16/2018). Highly Dispersed RhxSy/C Catalyst with High Nafion Affinity for HER/HOR in H2-Br2 Fuel Cell. Electrochemical Society Spring 2018 Meeting. Seattle, WA

Nguyen, T. Hammar, R. & Garton, K. . (05/15/2018). High Performance Reversible Hydrogen Vanadium Fuel Cell for Electrical Energy Storage. Electrochemical Society Spring 2018 Meeting. Seattle, WA

Nguyen, T. V. (01/19/2018). Engineering the Electrodes of PEMFCs for Optimal Two-Phase Transport and High Current Density Performance. Industrial Invitation, General Motors Global Propulsion Systems. Pontiac, MI

Nguyen, T. V. (12/19/2017). Reversible Fuel Cells for Electrical Energy Storage, II. How to be Successful in Graduate School, and III. How to Write a Good Proposal. The Sixth International Education Forum on Environment and Energy Science . Tenerife, Spain

Dowd, R. & Nguyen, T. V. (11/02/2017). Controlling the Polymer/Gas Interface of the Ionic Polymer Phase of a PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer during Membrane Electrode Assembly Fabrication. AIChE 2017 National Conference. Minneapolis, MN

Nguyen, T. V., Dowd, R. Lakhanpal, V. Powers, D. Wycisk, R. & Pintauro, P. . (10/30/2017). Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell. AIChE 2017 National Conference. Minneapolis, MN

Dowd, R. P. & Nguyen, T. V. (10/03/2017). Controlling the Polymer/Gas Interfacial Property of the Ionic Polymer Phase of a PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer during Membrane Electrode Assembly Fabrication. 232nd Electrochemical Society Meeting. National Harbor, MD

Nguyen, T. V., Dowd, R. P., Powers, D. Wycisk, R. & Pintauro, P. . (10/03/2017). Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell. 232nd Electrochemical Society Meeting. National Harbor

Dowd, R. P. & Nguyen, T. V. (10/02/2017). Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell Crossover Study. 232nd Electrochemical Society Meeting. National Harbor

Nguyen, T. V. & Pintauro, P. N. (09/01/2017). Hybrid Hydrogen-Bromine and Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cells for Electrical Energy Storage. Research Seminar. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Nguyen, T. V. (06/26/2017). Reversible (H2-Br2 & H2-V) Fuel Cells as Energy Storage Systems for the Electrical Grids and Renewable Energy Sources. Research Seminar, Department of Chemistry. National University of Laos

Li, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (05/30/2017). New Process to Synthesize Rh2S3 Precusor for RhxSy Catalyst for HER/HOR in HBr Solution by Na2S and Pretreated Carbon. 231st Electrochemical Society Meeting. New Orleans, LA

Nguyen, T. V. (04/14/2017). Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell. Seminar, Department of Chemistry. University of Hong Kong

Nguyen, T. V. (04/12/2017). Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Hydrogen-Vanadium Reversible Fuel Cell . Research Seminar, Department of Chemical Engineering. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Li, Y. & Nguyen, T. V. (06/01/2016 - 06/01/2016). Core-Shell Rhodium Sulfide as Catalyst for HER/HOR in HBr Solution. 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA

Dowd, R. & Nguyen, T. V. (06/01/2016 - 06/01/2016). Engineering the Ionic Polymer Phase Surface Properties of a PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer (Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division Student Achievement Award Presentation). 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA

Dowd, R. Zeets, M. & Nguyen, T. V. (06/01/2016 - 06/01/2016). Preliminary Study of a Hydrogen-Vanadium Flow Battery. 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting. San Diego, CA

Nguyen, T. V. (02/16/2016 - 02/16/2016). Reversible H2-Br2 Fuel Cells for Electrical Energy Storage for the Electrical Grids and Renewable Energy Sources. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dowd, R. Zeets, M. & Nguyen, T. V. (12/08/2015). Effect of Br2 Complexation on a Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery. ACEEES 2015 Conference. Maui, Hawaii

Nguyen, T. V., Yarlagadda, V. Li, Y. Lin, G. Chong, P. Tucker, M. Weber, A. Wycisk, R. Pintauro, P. Bates, M. & Mukerjee, S. . (11/10/2015). Advances in Hydrogen Bromine Fuel Cells. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah

Dowd, R. Zeets, M. & Nguyen, T. V. (11/10/2015). Effect of Br2 Complexation on a Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting.

Nguyen, T. V., Konwar, D. Yarlagadda, V. & Dowd, R. . (11/09/2015). Alkaline Hydrogen Iodine Fuel Cell. 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah

Selected Grants

Nguyen, Trung, (Principal), Engineering the Ionic Polymer Phase-Fluid Interface of the PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layer for Higher Performance, National Science Foundation, $300,000, Submitted 10/18/2017 (08/01/2018 - 07/31/2021). Federal. Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Bellows Scholar for 2016 School of Engineering University of Kansas
2016

Miller Scholar for 2015 School of Engineering University of Kansas
2015

Education

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

Work Experience

  • Visiting Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 2013.
  • Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong, 2013
  • Program Director, Energy for Sustainability Program, CBET Division, Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation, 2007-2009.
  • Visiting Faculty, Los Alamos National Lab, 1998
  • 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 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2015
  • Miller Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2015
  • Miller Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2014
  • Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, 2012
  • 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
Received the 2013 Student Achievement Award by the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering (IEEE) Division of the Electrochemical Society. Received the Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical & Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2016, and the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in the Sciences and Engineering from the University of Kansas, May 2016.

Regis Dowd, PhD
Received Best Student Presentation at 2013 ACEEES Conference organized by Tokyo Institute of Technology in Huntington Beach, California. Received the 2016 Student Achievement Award by the Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering (IEEE) Division of the Electrochemical Society. Received the Frank Bowdish Outstanding PhD Research Award from the Chemical and Petroleum Department of the University of Kansas, May 2017.

Current Research Students

Yuanchao Li, PhD
Abdullah Bahdad – MS
Ryan Hammar – undergraduate
Steffan Green – undergraduate
Steve Osindo – undergraduate
Andrew Jaeschke - undergraduate

 


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