Funded Projects

2016


Principle Investigator: Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), Office of the President, University of California, “Design Online Application Modules for Thermodynamics,” June 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017, US$55,000


2015


Principle Investigator: Student Success Internship Program, Office of the President, University of California, “Solar Powered Regenerative Fuel Cell Charging Station,” November 1, 2015 – May 6, 2016, US$4,000

Co-Facilitator: Interdisciplinary Small Grants Program, University of California, Merced “Interdisciplinary Studies in the Anthropocene,” July 1, 2015 – May 15, 2016, US$3,000

Principle Investigator: NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Gaithersburg, MD, “Study of water transportation and distribution in an alkaline anion exchange membrane fuel cell,” 6/15/2015 – 6/21/2015 (7 days on the neutron beam instruments) – Partner with Army Research Laboratory.

Principle Investigator: NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Gaithersburg, MD, “Study of water transportation and accumulation in a PEM fuel cell with Nano-Structure Thin Film catalyst (NSTFC),” 6/10/2015 – 6/14/2015 and 11/4/2015 – 11/8/2015 (10 days on the neutron beam instruments) – Partner with 3M Company.

Principle Investigator: Academic Senate Faculty Research Grants, University of California, Merced “Development of In-Situ Oxygen Transport Measurement in a PEM Fuel Cell,” June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2016, US$5,000

Principle Investigator: Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), Office of the President, University of California, “Design Online Course for Thermodynamics,” March1, 2015 – May 31, 2016, US$115,000

Principle Investigator: Academic Personnel Office, UCM, “Faculty Success Program,” January 18, 2015 – May 1, 2015, US$3,750


2014


Principle Investigator: NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), Gaithersburg, MD, “Interfacial study of liquid water onset condensation in gas diffusion layer of a PEM fuel cell,” 9/24/2014 – 9/28/2014 and 1/13/2015 – 1/18/2015 (10 days on the neutron beam instruments)


2013


Principle Investigator: ALDI Far-IR Products, Inc. “Study of the Impact of Infrared on Water Electrolysis,” July 15, 2013 – December 15, 2013, US$10,000

Discover Park Research Fellow, Purdue University, “Material, Integration, and System Study of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014, US$35,000

Principle Investigator: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan, “High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power System,” March1, 2013 – June 31, 2014, US$200,000


2012


Principle Investigator: Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan, “Study of PEM Fuel Cell Thermal Properties and Temperature Distribution,” February 17, 2012 – November 30, 2013, NT$500,000 (US$16,667)

Principle Investigator: National Science Council, Taiwan: “Development of a Novel Diagnostic Tool and a 1-D Dry Model to Study In-Situ Oxygen Diffusion Resistance in A PEM Fuel Cell,” January 1, 2012 – July 31, 2013, NT$1,147,000 (US$38,233), NSC 101-2218-E-008-007-MY2 – This project was terminated on September 4, 2012 due to PI’s position change.


2005


Co-Principle Investigator: Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Research Grant Programs (NEER), USA, “Neutron Computed Tomography of Freeze/Thaw Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells,” July 2005 – June 2008, $300,000, DE-PS07-04ID14632