Principal Investigator

Dr. Olivera Kesler

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Canada Research Chair in Fuel Cell Materials and Manufacturing

Research Associates

Dr. Joel Kuhn

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Ph.D. Students

M.A.Sc. Students

Yifei Yan

M.Eng. Students

Undergraduate Students


Dr. Mark Cuglietta (Ph.D.)

The fabrication of direct oxidation SOFC anodes using atmospheric plasma spraying

Dr. Jeffrey Harris (Ph.D.)

Development of plasma sprayed composite cathodes for SOFCs

Lassonde School of Engineering, York University Dr. Joel Kuhn (Ph.D.)

Relationships Between Operating Conditions, Carbon Deposition, and Performance in SOFCs

Dr. Michael Marr (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.)

Fabrication of metal-supported SOFC electrolytes by liquid-feed plasma spraying

Dr. Craig Metcalfe (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.)

Three Phase Boundary Length and Effective Diffusivity in Modeled Sintered Composite SOFC Electrodes

Development and Characterization of Ni-YSZ Anodes for Metal-Supported SOFCs by Atmospheric Plasma Spraying

Regulus Engineering Dr. Lars Rose (Ph.D.)

Oxidation of SOFC Interconnects

Kerry Kirton (M.A.Sc.)

Plasma Spray Processing of Coke Resistant Anodes

Yan Yan (M.A.Sc.)

Alloy Modification and Protective Coatings for Metallic Porous Supports

Maria Zarzalejo (M.A.Sc.)

Development of Anodes for Increased Fuel Utilization with Minimal Impact to Cell Performance

Jinmyung Kim (M.Eng.)

Degradation Modelling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Dr. Nir Ben Oved (Ph.D.)

Plasma Spray Processing of Direct Oxidation Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Dr. David Waldbillig (Ph.D.)

Aqueous Suspension Plasma Spraying of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes

Dr. Harmeet Chhina (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.)

Oxidation Resistant Catalyst Supports for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corporation

Dr. Javier Gazzarri (Ph.D.)

AC Impedance Modeling of SOFCs and Application to Diagnosis of Degradation

National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation

Dr. Xinge Zhang (Ph.D.)

Influence of architecture, materials, and processing on low temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LT-SOFC) performance

National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation

Olga Arevalo-Quintero (M.A.Sc., Ph.D.)

Investigation of feasibility of manufacturing SOFC graded electrolytes by suspension plasma spraying

Development of SOFC metal supports and intermediate temperature direct hydrocarbon anodes

Brian Hoff (M.A.Sc.)

A Time Transient Technique for Performance Characterization and Degradation Diagnostics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Justin Roller (M.A.Sc.)

Microstructure and electrical properties of a PEMFC manufactured by Reactive Spray Deposition Technology

National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation

Bradley White (M.A.Sc.)

Air Plasma Spraying of SOFC Composite Cathodes

SES Consulting Inc.

Paul Daniel (M.Eng.)

Plasma Spraying Liquid Delivery System for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Manufacturing

Fuel Cell Energy

David Gallagher (M.Eng.)

Cost Modeling of SOFC Manufacturing

Former Members

Dr. Elisa Lay

Plasma Spray Processing of Ni-YSZ SOFC Anodes

Dr. Jerome Aicart

Degradation mechanisms of solid oxide cells in electrolysis mode


Duncan Gawel

Ceres Power Dr. Reza Bateni

Protective Coatings for SOFC Interconnects

Gordon Cheung (Undergraduate summer research student)

Coating Technologies for SOFCs

Dr. Andrea Frisque

Computer Infrastructure Development for SOFC Modeling


Dr. Mehrdad Keshmiri

Sol Gel Processing of Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Kam Biotechnology

Dr. Paolo Marcazzan

Composite Sol Gel Processing of Ni-YSZ Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry

Maryam Nasirpour (Undergraduate summer research student)

Synthesis of Lanthanum Nickel Iron Oxide Powders for use in SOFC Cathodes

Dr. Michael Poon

Plasma Spray Processing of Ni-YSZ SOFC Anodes