Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Mass/Charge Transport Phenomena, Electrochemical Reaction Kinetics, Flowable Slurry Electrodes
Development of novel design, diagnostics and computational tools to fundamentally address the critical challenges in flow assisted electrochemical energy systems, particularly fuel cells, flow batteries, flow capacitors, and water desalination via capacitive deionization applications
Ertan Agar, Ph.D. joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts
Lowell as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2015. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in September 2014. His Ph.D. dissertation work was a combined experimental and modeling effort, which was aimed at understanding the species transport mechanisms governing capacity fade in vanadium redox flow batteries. Following his doctoral studies, Agar worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Electrochemical Engineering and Energy Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University. In this role, he worked on performance diagnostics of flowable slurry electrodes for cost-effective flow batteries. His research interest includes modeling and experimental diagnostics of flow-assisted electrochemical energy systems (fuel cells, flow batteries, flow capacitors), mass/charge
transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction kinetics, and flowable slurry electrodes.