Core Faculty

The Center for Clean Energy Engineering has resident research faculty working on many aspects of advanced energy systems. The people involved include:

Office: Castleman, Rm 310
Ph: 860-486-1350
agrios@uconn.edu

Alexander Agrios
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Energy and environmental applications of nanotechnology, Photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion, Combined PV/thermal solar collectors, Photocatalytic pollutant remediation. To learn more about Prof. Agrios’s research click here.

Office: C2E2, Rm 126
Ph: 860-486-9204
bazzi@uconn.edu

Ali Bazzi
UTC Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Areas: Design, control, and optimization (efficiency, reliability, and cost) of power electronic systems. Specific areas of interest include: Electric motor drives and electro-mechanics, distributed generation with focus on solar photovoltaics, real-time control and optimization of energy systems. To learn more about Prof. Bazzi’s research click here

Office: ITE, Rm 459
Ph: 860-486-2666
necmi.biyikli@uconn.edu

Necmi Biyikli
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Areas: Atomic layer deposition (ALD), plasma-assisted ALD, electronic materials, III-nitride wide bandgap semiconductors and devices, flexible/wearable electronics, nanoscale functional materials for energy, sensing, communication, and computing devices. To learn more about Prof. Biyikli’s research click here.

Office: Rm 102
Ph: 860-486-9204
boxun.hu@uconn.edu

Boxun Hu
Assistant Research Professor, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Research Areas: Solid oxide fuel cells, electrocatalysis, CO2 utilization, and methane activation

Office: C2E2, Rm 126
Ph: 860-486-5407 jasna.jankovic@uconn.edu

Jasna Jankovic
Assistant Professor, Material Science Engineering
Research Areas:   Fuel cell materials fabrication and characterization, advanced microscopy techniques, ceramic materials processing, polymer coatings, fuel refining, and catalyst deactivation.

Office: UTBE, Rm 364 
Ph: 860-486-3942
tianfeng.lu@uconn.edu

Tianfeng Lu
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas:
Combustion, Chemical Kinetics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechanism reduction and computational flame diagnostics. To learn more about prof. Singh’s research click here.

Office: UTBE, Rm 348
Ph: 860-486-8729
georgios.matheou@uconn.edu

George Matheou
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas:
Computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, atmospheric convection and clouds, weather and climate, stratified flows, dispersion and mixing, numerical methods, parallel computing. For more information on Prof. Matheou work click here
Professor Maric Received GOALI Award

Office: C2E2, Rm 121
Ph: 860-486-1803 radenka.maric@uconn.edu

 Radenka Maric
Vice President for Research
Professor, School of Engineering Named Professor in Sustainable Energy, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas: Thin film and nanomaterials technology development, Fuel cell and batteries, Hydrogren generation, Ceramic processing, Gasification and biofuels. To learn more about Prof. Maric’s research click here.

Office: C2E2, Rm 122
Ph: 860-486-1248
sung_yeul.park@uconn.edu

Sung-Yeul Park
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Areas: Renewal energy power conditioning systems, micro-grid inverters and digital power converter/inverter control. To learn more about Prof. Park’s research click here
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Office: C2E2, Rm 120
Ph: 860-486-9441
ugur.pasaogullari@uconn.edu

Ugur Pasaogullari
Director, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas: Transport phenomena in fuel cells, multi-physics, multi-scale computational modeling. To learn more about Prof. Pasaogullar’s research click here.
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Office: C2E2, Rm 125
Ph: 860-486-8379
prabhakar.singh@uconn.edu

Prabhakar Singh
UTC Endowed Chair Professor in Fuel Cell Technology
Research Areas: Solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers, High temperature materials and corrosion, Electrochemistry,  functional ceramics,  Molten alkali and carbonate electrochemical systems. To learn more about prof. Singh’s research click here.

Office: UTBE, Rm 484
Ph: 860-486-3679
chih-jen.sung@uconn.edu

Chih-Jen (Jackie) Sung
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy,
Research Areas: experimental and computational investigation of combustion and propulsion phenomena, including laser diagnostics, unsteady and high-pressure combustion, flame extinction and ignition, flame stabilization in high-speed flows, aerodynamic and chemical structures of flames, soot and NOxformation, turbulent combustion, combustion instabilities, chemical kinetic modeling, alternative fuel utilization, and clean combustion technology.To learn more about prof. Singh’s research click here.

Office: C2E2, Rm 122
Ph: 860-486-2508
ioulia.valla@uconn.edu

Ioulia (Julia) Valla
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Research Areas: Advanced Fuels and Bio-fuels Production and Processing, Nanomaterials for Catalytic and Adsorption Processes, Process Simulation. To learn more about Prof. Valla’s research click here.

Office: UTEB, Rm 286
Ph: 860-486-1715
kristina.wagstrom@uconn.edu

Kristina Wagstrom
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Eversource Energy Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Research Areas: Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution Modeling. To learn more about Prof. Wagstrom’s research click here.

Office: C2E2, Rm 102
Ph: 860-786-8328 haoran.yu@uconn.edu

Haoran Yu
Assistant Research Professor, Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Research Areas:Renewable energies, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, proton exchange membrane water electrolysis, electrocatalysis, electron microscopy, and nanomaterials. To learn more about Prof. Yu research click here.

Office: UTEB, Rm 282
Ph: 860-486-2756
liang.zhang-cbe@uconn.edu

Liang Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Research Areas: Computational catalysis and materials, renewable energy, eletrocatalysis, oxide sensing materials, molecular dynamics. For more information on Prof. Zhang’s research click here.

Office: UTEB, Rm 378
Ph: 860-486-0241
xinyu.zhao@uconn.edu

Xinyu Zhao
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Areas:
computational fluid dynamics with a focus on high-fidelity simulations of reactive flows, radiative heat transfer, fire research, high performance computing, uncertainty quantification, and interplay between computation and experiments. For more information on Prof. Zhang’s research click here.