Prabhakar Singh

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UTC Endowed Chair Professor
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

S Gupta, MK Mahapatra, P Singh “Lanthanum chromite based perovskites for oxygen transport membraneMaterials Science and Engineering R 90, 1-36 2015

S Gupta, JJ Adams, JR Wilson, EG Eddings, MK Mahapatra, P Singh “ Performance and post-test characterization of an OTM system in an experimental coal gasifier”  Applied Energy 165, 72-80 2016

S Gupta, P Singh “Nickel and titanium doubly doped lanthanum strontium chromite for high temperature electrochemical devices” Journal of Power Sources 306, 801– 811 2016

K Zhang, XS Li, H Chen, P Singh, DL King “Molten Salt Promoting Effect in Double Salt CO2 Absorbents”  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b10729 , J. Phys. Chem. C 2015

T Jiang, W Zhong, T Jafari, S Du, J He, YJ Fu, P Singh, SL Suib “Siloxane D4 adsorption by mesoporous aluminosilicates” DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.12.094 Chemical Engineering Journal 2016

V Sharma, MK Mahapatra, P Singh, R Ramprasad “Cationic surface segregation in doped LaMnO3J Mater Sci 50 (8), 3051- 3056 2015

S Gupta, Y Zhong, M Mahapatra, P Singh “Processing and electrochemical performance of manganese-doped lanthanum-strontium chromite in oxidizing and reducing atmospheres” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40, 13479-13489 2015

A Aphale, K Maisuria, MK Mahapatra, A Santiago, P Singh, P Patra “Hybrid Electrodes by In-Situ Integration of Graphene and Carbon-Nanotubes in Polypyrrole for Supercapacitors” Scientific Reports 5 2015

B Hu, MK Mahapatra, P Singh “Performance regeneration in lanthanum strontium manganite cathode during exposure to H2O and CO2 containing ambient air atmospheres” Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan 123 (4), 199-204 2015

K Zhang, XS Li, WZ Li, A Rohatgi, Y Duan, P Singh, L Li, DL King “PhaseTransfer‐Catalyzed Fast CO2 Absorption by MgO‐Based Absorbents with High Cycling Capacity” Advanced Materials Interfaces 1 (3) 2014