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Edward Sabolsky
Multi-functional and Energy Ceramics Group


  • Dr. Edward Sabolsky

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Materials Science and Engineering Degree Program

  • Postdocs and Visiting Scientists

  • Maurizio Ratto

    Modelling approach to SOFCs and related subsystems, experimental analysis of compressor signals to detect unstable behavior, modeling compressor instability when integrated in pressurized hybrid systems, identifying new methods and parameters to detect compressor surge, and analysis of acoustic signals in order to identify compressor surge and its precursors.

  • Ph.D. Researchers

  • Javier Mena

    High-temperature electroceramics and composites for harsh-environment sensing applications

  • José Javier Colón Rodríguez

    High temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) experimental testing for degradation analysis; Multi-cell testing manifold design; Development and implementation of empirical based degradation model on a distributed real time dynamic SOFC fuel cell model; Dynamic analysis of a SOFC degradation model using Cyber-physical approach at NETL’s Hybrid Performance Project.

  • Brian Jordan

    Design of passive and chip-less RFID sensors for high temperature corrosion detection.

  • Saad Waseem

    Nano-Catalyst Enhanced Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes for Increased Stability within Hydrocarbon Containing Fuels Investigating methods to increase the performance and stability of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) with Ni-based anodes operating on hydrocarbon reformate fuels. A liquid solution infiltration (impregnation) method is being developed and optimized which will permit the uniform deposition of both single- and multi-phase nano-catalysts throughout the porous anode. The impregnated SOFCs are evaluated using current-voltage-power (I-V-P) measurements and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy while operating under varying reformate fuel compositions. Post-mortem microstructure and chemistry characterizations are used in analysis.

  • Emrah Demrikal

    Fabrication and characterization of soft-robotics actuators, or pneuhinges, utilizing 3D printing and embedded conductive inks

  • M.S. Researchers

  • Joshua Tenney

    Manufacturing of high temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) via Aerosol Deposition/Layer by Layer Deposition, Synthesis of ceramic oxides, Material characterization via SEM, Analysis of SOFC via EIS testing

  • Kevin Tennant

    Polymer derived ceramics (PDCs) and 3D printing of PDCs for passive wireless sensors. Development of a high temperature chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) for coal fired boiler plants.

  • Cole Klemstine

    Deposition of nano-oxides into solid-oxide fuel cells for the purpose of preventing chromium poisoning and improving overall stability and efficiency

  • Shavinka Jayasekera

    High-temperature reactions of electronics waste streams for recycling.

  • Jackson Igo

    Additive manufacturing of high temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) via aerosol deposition/layer by layer deposition, synthesis of ceramic oxides material characterization via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and analysis of SOFCs via Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) testing

  • Undergraduate Researchers

  • Evan Helgeson

    Developing 3D printing of SOFC

  • Pablo Penaloza Carrion

    Production and testing of sensor bricks, high temperature furnace maintenance, and inventory

  • Rowan Barto

    Casting and designing ceramics for material competitions, development of improved high temperature sensors and sensor making processes, development of UV flashlights for 3D printing applications, and work with 3D printers to print intricate plastic, clay, and prototype filament specimens

  • Austin Hewitt

    Using SLA printer to 3D print soft-robotics actuators out of novel synthetic inks

  • Nicholas Voorstad

    Development of semiconductive powders and inks for the use in high-temperature thermoelectric generators

  • Andrew Gautier

    Programming for sensor and battery/fuel cell testing; applications and design of data acquisition software