Dr. Xingbo Liu
Professor, The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, West Virginia University
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) is one of the promising alternative technologies for inefficient coal combustion for power generation, which can potentially operate on syngas obtained from coal. The main advantages of SOFCs are high overall plant efficiency (when the waste heat is used for bottoming cycles) and suitability for carbon sequestration. However there are still some unresolved problems with performance durability of these devices when operating on coal syngas, which inherently has some undesirable contaminants such as sulfur and phosphorus compounds.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Xingbo Liu graduated from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 1999, and he subsequently went to West Virginia University as a postdoc. Currently, he is the Professor and Associate Chair for Research in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at WVU. His main research interests are advanced high temperature materials for next generation energy conversion and storage and his research focuses are Ni-base superalloys and solid oxide fuel cells. Dr. Liu has received numerous awards including R&D 100 Award (2011), TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award (2010), WVU CEMR Researcher of the Year (2015, 2011), Outstanding Researcher Awards (2015, 2011, 2009, 2008), and others. In 2015, he was elected as the Fellow of ASM International.
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Date/Time 18/05/2015 14:30-15:30
Venue #2329, Mechanics Bldg, Jiuli Campus