Prabhakar Singh

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UTC Endowed Chair Professor
Director, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Director, Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation
Ph.D., University of Sheffield, England (1978)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Center for Clean Energy Engineering
44 Weaver Rd. Storrs CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-8379
Email:  Web: Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)


Current Research

  • High temperature energy conversion including SOFC and oxy-combustion
  • High temperature electrochemistry- fuel cells, electrolysis and gas separation membranes
  • Functional materials – perovskites, fluorites, ionic and electronic conducting ceramics
  • Oxidation of metals and alloys in complex environment, protective coatings
  • Advanced energy systems and efficient utilization of abundant natural gas
  • Molten salt systems – fuel cells, batteries and carbon capture
  • Hydrogen production and high temperature electrolysis
  • High temperature Fe, Ni and Co based alloys and surface protection under aggressive environment; Metal-hydrogen interaction
  • Carbon capture and utilization


Awards & Honors

2012 Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2009 United Technologies Endowed Chair Professor
2009 Member, Washington Academy of Science
2008 Fellow National Association of Corrosion Engineers
2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement award – PNNL
2006 Outstanding Performance Award – PNNL
2005 Chairman, Energy Committee, ASM International
2003 Fellow, American Ceramic Society
1998 Fellow, American Society for Metals

Recent Publications

Boxun Hu, Michael Keane, Kailash Patil, Manoj K. Mahapatra and Prabhakar Singh “Direct methanol utilization in intermediate temperature liquid tin solid oxide fuel cells” Applied Energy 134 Pages 342-348, 2014

Boxun Hu, Manoj Kumar Mahapatra, Michael Keane, Heng Zhang, and Prabhakar   Singh “Effect of CO2 on the Stability of Strontium Doped Lanthanum Manganite Cathode” Journal of Power Sources 268, Pages 404-413, 2014

Hui Fan, Michael Keane, Na Li, Dan Tang, Prabhakar Singh, and Minfang Han ” Electrochemical stability of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ-infiltrated YSZoxygen electrode for reversible solid oxide fuel cells” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, Pages 14071-14078, 2014

Boxun Hu, Michael Keane, Manoj K. Mahapatra, Prabhakar Singh” Stability of strontium-doped lanthanum manganite cathode in humidified air” Journal of Power Sources 248, Pages 196-204, 2014

K. Zhang, X. Li, and etc., Phase transfer-catalyzed fast CO2 absorption by MgO-based absorbents with high cycling capacity”, Adv. Mater. Interfaces,1: doi: 10.1002/admi.201400030, 2014

Michael Keane and Prabhakar Singh “Effects of Impurities on Silver-(ZrO2)0.92(Y2O3)0.08 Interface Morphology in Solid Oxide Cells” Ceramics International 40 (5), Pages 7261-7268, 2014

Hui Fan, Michael Keane, Prabhakar Singh, and Minfang Han “Electrochemical performance and stability of lanthanum strontium cobalt ferrite oxygen electrode with gadolinia doped ceria barrier layer for reversible solid oxide fuel cell” Journal of Power Sources, 268, Pages 634 – 639, 2014

KT Jacob, P Panwar, P Gupta, P Singh “Use of Composition-Graded Bi-Electrolyte Cells for Thermodynamic Studies on Lanthanum Aluminates” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 161 (6), H343-H349, 2014

Manoj K. Mahapatra, Na Li, Atul Verma 1, Prabhakar Singh, “Electrical conductivity of manganese doped yttria (8mol%) stabilized zirconia” Solid State Ionics 253, Pages 223-226, 2013.

K.T. Jacob, Sapna Gupta and Prabhakar Singh “Thermodynamic properties of LaCrO4, La2CrO6 and La2Cr3O12, and sub-solidus phase relations in the system (Lanthanum + Chromium + Oxygen), Journal of the American Ceramic Society 96 (12), Pages 3933-3938 2013.