Dr. Yanhai Du

"New Uses for Fuel Cells"

Dr. Yanhai Du, Assistant Professor and Director of the Clean Energy Lab at Kent State University, is a material scientist and a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) expert. He has more than 20 years of extensive R&D and manufacture experiences in SOFC technology and ceramics products, and 10 years' experience in academic settings. Before joining Kent State, Du was a Research Professor at University of South Carolina, where he led multiyear federal projects in the efforts to develop portable SOFC power systems using propane and JP-8. Du also served as Director of Fuel Cell Development at NanoDynamics, a private company focused on SOFCs and nanomaterials commercialization. Du played a key role in the development of microtubular SOFC technology worldwide and was the first to transfer this technology from laboratory to mass production in 2000.