Presentation

Report
Yushan Yan
Distinguished Engineering Professor
Chemical Engineering
September 26, 2011
• UCR (1988 – 2011)
– Department Chair (2008 – 2011), Presidential Chair (2010), University
Scholar (2006), Professor (2005), Associate Professor (2002), Assistant
Professor (1998)
• AlliedSignal Inc. (1996 – 1998)
– Senior Staff Engineer
• Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (1997)
– California Institute of Technology
• B.S. Chemical Physics (1988)
– University of Science and Technology of China
Zeolite thin films: From
chips to space station
Acc. Chem. Res. 2010
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Low dielectric constant film
for computer chips
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Adv. Mater. 2001
US Patent 6,573,131
Angew. Chem. In. Ed. 2009
Considered for
commercialization by a major
chip maker
Corrosion resistant coating for
aircrafts
– Electrochem. Solid-State Lett.
2001
– US Patent 6,521,198
– Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008
– Licensed for commercialization
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Hydrophilic coating and
antimicrobial coating for
space station
– Adv. Func. Mater. 2005
– US Patent 6,500,490
– Considered for
commercialization by a small
company
Human Civilization
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Food
Air
Water
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Energy
Energy/Combustion
H2 loses electrons
and is oxidized
O2 takes electrons and is
reduced
e
H2 + 1/2O2 = H2O + Heat
Biomass
Coal
Oil
Gas
O2
Energy/Electrochemical Conversion:
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
Acidic (H+ ) Medium
Re1
Re1
Ox2
Ox2
Pt as catalyst
is necessary
Re1
Ox2
Ox1
Ox1
Re2
Ox1
H2  2H+ + 2e
Re2
Re2
1/2O2 + 2e + 2H+ = H2O
H2 + 1/2O2 = H2O
Energy/Electrochemical Conversion:
Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (HEMFC)
Basic (OH -) Medium
Re1
Re1
Ox2
Ox2
Re1
Ox2
Ox1
Ox1
Re2
Ox1
Re2
H2 + 2OH-  2e + 2H2O
Re2
Non-precious
metal e.g., Ni
and Ag can be
used as
catalyst
1/2O2 + H2O + 2e  2OH-
H2 + 1/2O2 = H2O
A safe, clean, and sustainable energy system
- HEM based electrochemical conversion
• Fuel Cell
• Energy storage
– Electrolyzer
– Flow battery
• Solar hydrogen
Hydroxide Exchange Membranes Fuel Cell
S. Gu et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009
S. Gu et al. ChemSusChem 2010
Energy Storage & Solar Hydrogen
June 2010, EPA People, Planet, Prosperity Phase 1, top 50
H. Gray, Engineering & Science, No. 2, 2008, Caltech
January 2011, American Public Power Association DEED Student Research Grant, top 10
March 2011, H2 Student Design Contest, 1st Place US, 2nd Place worldwide
April 2011, EPA People, Planet, Prosperity Phase 2, Student’s Choice Award
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Current postdoctoral fellows & visitors
1. Shuang Gu
2. Qianrong Fan
3. Wenchago Sheng
4. Junhua Wang
5. Stephanie Goubert-Renaudin
6. Zhongbin Zhuang
7. Hua Li
8. Shaun Alia
9. Kurt Jensen
Former postdoctoral fellows & visitors (current position)
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Zhengbao Wang (Prof, Zhejiang U, China)
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Xiaoliang Cheng (Dofasco, Canada)
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Dongyuan Zhao (Fudan University)
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Limin Huang (City U NY)
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Huaiyong Zhu (Prof. Queensland U Tech, Australia)
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Anupam Mitra (Bussan Nanotech, Japan)
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Huanting Wang (Prof, Monash U, Australia)
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Cheng Wang (Prof, CAS, China)
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Hongmei Luo (Prof, New Mexico State U)
10. Shuang Li (Henkel Tech)
11. Xin Wang (Prof, Nanyang Tech U, Singapore )
12. Weiqiao Deng (w/i Goddard) (Prof, CAS, China)
13. Yachun Mao (Prof, Harbin Inst Tech, China)
14. Tiger Jeong (w/i Hoek) (Hyundai, Korea)
15. Youngseok Kim (Samsung, Korea)
16. Silmook Lim (Korean Polytech U, Korean)
17. Wenzhen Li (Prof, Michigan Tech)
18. Lianbin Xu (Prof, Beijing U Chem Tech)
19. Gaohong He (Prof. Dalian U Tech)
20. Derek Beving (UCR Physics)
21. Tierui Zhang (Prof, CAS, China)
22. Christopher Lew (UMN)
23. Rui Cai (Prof, CAS, China)
24. Lin Zhang (Prof. Zhejiang U, China)
25. Feng Wang (Enogetek)
26. Liping Zhu (Prof. Zhejiang U, China)
27. Yu Zhang (Prof. Jilin U of Chem Tech, China)
28. Qian Xu
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Current graduate students
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1. Laj Xiong
2. Bingzi Zhang
3. Yanqi Zhang
4. Jie Zheng
5. Robert Kaspar
6. Mellisa Gettel
7. Jarrid Wittkof
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Financial supports
– EPA-NSF/TSE
– NSF/Sensor Network
– NSF/NIRT
– DoD/SERDP
– DoD/TACOM
– DOE/Hydrogen Initiative
– DOE/EERE
– DOE/ARPA-E
– DoD/MURI
Tiegang Cao (Krieger & Stewart)
Jinfeng Zhao (UC Davis)
Anthony Avila (with Deshusses)
Brett Holmberg (NanoH2O)
Zijian Li (HRL)
Dora Medina (Cambridge U)
Ronnie Munoz (Drexel U)
Mahesh Waje (Lynn Tech)
Jason Tang (with Haddon) (Clearedge Power)
Derek Beving (UCR Physics)
Paul Larsen
Joseph Steirer (York Engineering)
Zhongwei Chen (U Waterloo)
Gang Zhang (Jilin Univ)
Shuang Gu (UCR)
Christopher Lew (UMN)
Wayne Sun (ESPR)
Jennie Liu
Rajwant Bedi (CA EPA)
Ting Luo (UCR)
Lei Xie (KAUST)
Kurt Jensen (UD)
Shaun Alia (UD)
Jie Zhao (Tianjin U China)
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California Energy
Commission
Riverside Public Utilities
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AMD
Intel
AlliedSignal/Honeywell
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Engelhard Corporation
United Technologies
Ford Motor Company
Pacific Fuel Cells Corp.
SRC
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UC-Discovery Grant
UC-TSR&TP
UC-EI
UC-Water Resources Cen
Calspace

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