MSE ENG and CAS Professors Win New SECA Grant

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On July 30, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the recipients of seven awards aimed at developing low-cost solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for environmentally responsible central power generation from the Nation’s abundant fossil energy resources.

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MSE ENG and CAS professors Srikanth Gopalan, Karl Ludwig, Uday Pal, Soumendra Basu, and Xi Lin won a new SECA grant in the topic area of Electrochemical Performance Enhancement Activity.  The project aims to demonstrate a 50% improvement in maximum power densities of cells compared to baseline cells employing state-of-the art materials. The project plans to employ newer cathode and electrocatalyst materials and a variety of experimental and computational tools to achieve these goals. (DOE share: $499,999; Recipient share: $132,355; duration: 24 months).

For the complete press release, please refer to the DOE website.