Profiles in "Clean Energy" Expertise Area

  • Kannan specializes in fuel cells, solar cells and large-scale energy storage in batteries. He has been involved in fuel cell and battery research and development for more than 30 years.
  • Wang's research interests include thermal energy conversion, storage, and transport in nanostructured materials; thermoelectric power generation; thermal storage media; heat transfer, and phonon optics
  • Vermaas and his team conduct basic and applied research on cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic microbes, using these organisms as a chassis to produce useful compounds (biofuels, green chemicals) from sunlight and CO2.
  • His Ph.D. focused on computational modeling and design for the development of environment-friendly power systems: 1.5 MW coal-natural gas co-firing boiler, 250 kg/day hydrogen production system, and 5 kW-class solid oxide fuel cell power system.