Fuel Cells, Clean Energy, and Sustainability News and Activities


16th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Dr. Du Presented Three Papers on behalf of his Fuel Cell Research Team  at the 16th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XVI), 8-13 September 2019, Kyoto, Japan


  1. Yanhai Du, P. Cheekatamarla, “A Bumpy SOFC Road and Hopeful Future
  2. N. Hedayat, Yanhai Du, “Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fabricated by Tape-Casting and Dip-Coating Methods
  3. O. S. Fatoba, Yanhai Du*, “Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Solid Oxide Fuel Cells – A Review



KSU Sponsors, Exhibits and Serves at the 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium in Columbus

KSU Sponsors, Exhibits and Serves at the 2019 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium in Columbus, OH, 27 June 2019

Seven fuel cell researchers from College of Aeronautics and Engineering, KSU attending the Symposium and meeting with representatives from NASA, Ohio Development Serves Agency, American Honda, Plug Power, National Fuel Cell Research Center, Ballard Power Systems, and others.




Angela and Dr.Du holding a fuel cell

Dr. Du and Angela interview at WKSU

Elevations visited with Dr. Yanhai Du at the fuel cell lab in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University.  

Listen to the interview at WKSU



Dr. Yanhai Du with Dean/Dr. Christina Bloebaum

Dr. Du Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

This award winner is selected for significant contributions in the field of basic or applied research, creative production or other scholarly achievements. 

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samuel fatoba

Welcome Dr. Samuel Fatoba joins our Group to lead the additive manufacturing (3D printing) direction.

Samuel Fatoba holds a doctoral degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.



3D Printer

CAE’s Du Acquires $485,000 Grant for Metal 3D Printer

Yanhai Du, Ph.D, acquired the largest grant award in Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) history when the U.S. Office of Naval Research invested in his “Laser-Sintering System for Research on Additive Manufacturing of Advanced Fuel Cells.”

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Students along with Dr.Du in Lab

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren Announces 2018 Faculty Excellence Award Recipients

Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. 

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Kyle W. Angermeier and Angela Deibel

Sustainability Students Awarded a First Place in Undergraduate Symposium

The Kent State Undergraduate Research Symposium was held April 5, 2018. College of Aeronautics and Engineering students Kyle W. Angermeier and Angela                                                                Deibel won first place in the category of Business                                                                          Outreach at the Kent State Undergraduate Research                                                                     Symposium.

                                                              Read More About Undergraduate Symposium


Dr. Yanhai Du (pictured with his Team)

Two Articles in Kent State University Research Magazine

We've been featured in two articles in the Spring 2018 Kent State University Research Magazine on pages 8 and 43. Kent State Fuel Cell Group presented five papers at the 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XV), July 23-28, 2017, in Hollywood, FL.

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Kent State Team Awarded for Fuel Cell Research

Download Fuel Cell Research 2017-ECS Transaction-BaCoO Cathode-Yang pdf

Download Fuel Cell Research 2017-ECS Transaction-E-Firing Study-Panthi

Download Fuel Cell Research 2017-ECS Transaction-Selective Leaching-Hedayat

Download Fuel Cell Research-2017-ECS Transaction-Testing Fixture-Emley

Download Fuel Cell Research 2017-ECS Transaction-Freeze Casting T-SOFC-Du