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 over twenty years of extensive R&D and manufacture experiences in SOFC technology and ceramics products, and ten years experience in academic settings. Before joining Kent State, Du was a Research Professor at University of South Carolina, where he led multi-year 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 nano-materials 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.