Prof. Yun Wang
Fellow of ASME & RSC

University of California, Irvine, USA

Yun Wang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanics and Engineering Science from Peking University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He went to the Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. Dr. Wang joined the MAE (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) faculty at the University of California, Irvine in 2006. He has produced over 100 publications in PEM fuel cell, Li-air battery, and other energy systems, including three books on PEM Fuel Cell and a Practical Handbook of Thermal Fluid Science. Dr. Wang served as Track chair/co-chair, session chair/co-chair, conference chair and committee member for many international conferences on fuel cell, thermal energy, and machine learning. Dr. Wang received 2018 Reviewer of The Year from the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage and is currently Professor at the UC Irvine, ASME fellow, RSC fellow, and associate editor for the journal of heat and mass transfer.
Title: Mechanical and Material Aspects in PEM Fuel Cell R&D
Abstract: Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells are electrochemical devices that can directly convert the chemical energy stored in hydrogen into electrical energy with a peak conversion efficiency as high as 65%. Mechanical and material properties play a crucial role in fuel cell performance. New catalyst materials are urgently needed to improve fuel cell durability under low loading. Advanced manufacturing methods can help to reduce fuel cell cost and precious material use. In this talk, I will present several important research & development (R&D) efforts in the mechanical and material aspects for fuel cells, including measurement of membrane properties and water, electrode design for cold start, ultralow Pt loading catalyst layer fabrication, and novel porous-media flow fields.

Prof. Takahiro Namazu

Kyoto University of Advanced Science, Japan

Takahiro Namazu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering fromRitsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan, in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively.From 2002 to 2006, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department ofMechanical and Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, theUniversity of Hyogo, Himeji, Japan. In 2007, he became an Associate Professorat the university. In 2010, he joined the Precursory Research for EmbryonicScience and Technology (PRESTO) program, “Nanosystems and Emergent Functions”of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), as a Researcher. In the JSTPRESTO program, his research project was the emergence of self-propagatingexothermic nanomaterials for future semiconductor industry and human life care.In 2016, he became a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering,Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota, Japan. In 2019, he joined the KyotoUniversity of Advanced Science (KUAS), Kyoto, Japan, as a Visiting Professor.In 2020, he will become a Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, KUAS. Heis currently engaged in studies on functional film materials, such asself-propagating exothermic materials, and their applications to micro/nanoelectro-mechanical systems (NMEMS). His research interests also include thedevelopment of material testing techniques for measuring the mechanicalproperties of micro/nanoscale materials, such as carbon nanotubes and siliconnanowires, which focuses on clarifying the nanomaterials’ size effect phenomenaand these mechanisms. The evaluation of the reliability of MEMS andsemiconductor devices is included as well in his interests for realizing thedesign of ultra-long life microdevices.Dr. Namazu has earned over 20 research awards for hisoutstanding materials research results and his contributions to the evolutionof the micro/nanoscale materials science field in the world.

Prof. Omar S. Es-Said
Fellow of ASM

Loyola Marymount University, USA

Omar S. Es-Said is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He was hired as an assistant professor from 1985-1992, associate professor from 1992-1998, and full professor from 1998-present. He received his B.S. degree in physics and his M.S. degree in solid state physics from The American University in Cairo. He received his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington in 1985. His current research interests include metallic processing, modeling, experimental techniques, characterization of additively manufactured alloys and failure analysis. He published over 300 papers, which included refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, industrial reports, and Department of Defense (DoD) reports. He has been an associate editor from 2008-present for the American Society of Materials’ (ASM) Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (JMEP). He has been a key reader for the Metallurgical Transactions A Journal from 2004-2015. He has been on the editorial board of the Engineering Failure Analysis Journal from 2003-present. He received several awards: The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Teetor Award in 1994, until the Elmer L. Hann Award from The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 2011. He received several grants for research funds and research equipment from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Boeing Cooperation, and the Navy for a total of over $3.2 million dollars. He was a consultant for the Navy from 1994-2018. He was hired as a Distinguished Summer Faculty Fellow at The Navy Facilities Engineering Services Center (NFESC) in the summers of 2010-2018. He became an American Society of Materials (ASM) Fellow in 2005. He was an invited speaker in many conferences and universities including: Cambridge University, The American University in Cairo, and Paris 8 University.

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