National Institute of Fuel-Cell Technology
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University


  • Strive to be internationally recognized, sustainable fuel cell research center for coal-based clean power generation which serves as technology resource for emerging fuel cell industry in WV.
  • Support WV EPSCoR's objectives: ­ Develop a multi-disciplinary energy research cluster ­ Attract clean technology and other high-technology businesses to WV.
  • Collaborate closely with regional universities, industry and government labs, and focus on contributions to the economic development of the State of West Virginia.
  • Develop novel anode materials for improving performance of solid oxide fuel cells operating on coal-syngas.
  • Evaluate performance of materials using lab experiments and computational modeling.