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Graduate Student

 

Mrittunjoy Sarker (Joy)

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : Fall 2017, as a 1st year Ph.D. student

Major : Mechanical Engineering

Hometown : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Why I joined : I experienced working on modern diesel engine power plantsback in Bangladesh. The reason behind joining TEEL was because I wanted to do research on something that can create power like the diesel engines do but without any harm to the environment at all. Fuel cells are of great interest by the researchers now since it generates power with only byproduct of heat and pure water. My ultimate goalby being in TEEL is to generate impactful patents, publications, and products by performing cutting edge research in fuel cell technology.My current expertise lies in fuel cell testing and diagnostics.

Research interests: Renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cells(PEMFC, AEMFC), electrochemical characterization.

Future Goals:To be an academician for spreading the light of education.

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Marc Francis Labata

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory : August 2017, Ph.D. Student

Major : Environmental Systems

Hometown : Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines

Why I joined : With the lack of available resources back in my home country, it is a privilege to be a member of TEEL believing that it can provide me the necessary training and skill set as an aspiring researcher. I am also positive that TEEL will not only bring me advancement in doing scientific inquiries but will also prepare me to be a critical thinker in major personal life decisions. The professor is also committed in his role as an advisor who inspires his students to do well in the vast field of fuel cell research.

Future Goals : It is my responsibility as a scholar of my home country to participate in efforts aimed at developing technology for sustainable energy. I hope that I would be able to supervise research projects in the future and would have collaborations with seasoned researchers from across the world as well as mentor the younger generations interested in fuel cell research

 

Shirin Mehrazi

Bio:

Year joined the laboratory: 2018, PhD student

Major: Environmental Systems (ES)

Hometown: Shiraz, Iran

Why I joined: During my master’s study and two more years of graduate study, I have conducted several projects in the field of electrochemistry. The focus of my projects was on fundamentals. However, what I always wanted for my future as an engineer, is to convert fundamental knowledge to real industrial application. The cutting-edge technology of fuel cell is the best conversion of what I learnt as fundamentals to the real application in industry. I found current projects of the TEEL group very well defined and best opportunity for me to reach my goals.

Future Goals: I hope to be able to develop more efficient and cost-effective fuel cells, which are the best sources of clean energy for saving our planet.

Zabihollah Najafianashrafi

Bio

Yearj oined the laboratory: 2020,Ph.D.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Behshahr, Iran

Why I joined: I have been working on several projects related to renewable energy and heat transfer. As global electricity demand is growing faster in recent decades, TEEL lab is one of the best places to learn and promote my skills related to Fuel cell testing, characterization, and modeling under supervision of Dr. Chuang.

Future Goals: After graduation, I wish to work in an R&D company or serve as faculty member to improve fuel cell technology.

Pulkit Sagar

Bio

Year Joined: 2020, 2nd Year Ph.D. Student

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Why I joined: During my master’s study, I have worked on renewable energy and want to explore more in the field. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell is one of the promising technologies which can change the perspective of energy consumption and generation. The TEEL lab has provided me the opportunity and the resources to make subtle changes for the future. Under the guidance of Prof.Chuang, I can achieve the goal. Being part of the TEEL group opens a plethora of opportunities to make a change for the future.

Future Goal: To become an academician and pass my knowledge to the future generation.

Joy Marie Mora

Bio

Year joined: Spring, 2020

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Bulacan, Philippines

Why I joined:

TEEL offers a great opportunity to expand my research experience as well as improve my professional conduct. With access to TEEL's research facilities and related equipment, guidance from Professor Chuang, and help from my lab mates, I am able to realize the vast potential of fuel cell research areas. The work that they do is important and equally exciting. It is a privilege to be part of this group.

Future goals:

My goal is to make a contribution towards building an energy-secure future. I am hoping that my research on fuel cell technology will play a part in advancing energy storage systems and other related clean energy technologies.