Radenka Maric

Maric_profile_wRadenka Maric
Vice President for Research, CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
Ph.D., University of Kyoto (1996), Japan

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: UTEB 266
Phone: (860) 486-1450
Email: maric@engr.uconn.edu

 


Research Interests

  • Fuel cell and batteries
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Nanomaterials and thin film coating
  • Ceramic processing
  • Gasification and biofuels

Awards & Honors

2013 & 2014 Women of Innovation,  Finalist in category of Research and Leadership, Connecticut Technology Council
2012 Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Fall
2012 Japan  Organization for Promotion of Science, Fellowship
2012 Elected Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2009 Innovation Award, National Research Council of Canada
2006, 2007, 2008 Leadership Award, National Research Council of Canada
2003 National Academy of Engineering 9th Annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium
1996 The Best Young Woman Scientist Award, Japan
1995 Outstanding Young Scientist, Sankai Shinbun Award, Japan
1994 Best Faculty Paper Award, Kyoto University, Japan

Recent Publications

Yu, H., Danilovic, N., Wang, Y., Maric, R., Nano-size IrOx catalyst of high activity and stability in PEM water electrolyzer with ultra-low iridium loading, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 239, 133-146 (2018). 

Yu, H., Bonville, L., Maric R., Analysis of H2/air polarization curves: The influence of ionomer/carbon ratio and carbon supports on fuel cell catalyst synthesized in reactive spray deposition technology, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 165, F272-F284 (2018).

Yu, H., Baricci, A., Casalegno, A., Guetaz, L., Bonville, L. and Maric, R, Strategies to mitigate Pt dissolution in low Pt loading proton exchange membrane fuel cell: II. A gradient Pt loading design, Electrochimica Acta, 247, 1169-1179 (2017). 

Yu, H., Baricci, A., Bisello, A., Casalegno, A., Guetaz, L., Bonville, L. and Maric, R, Strategies to mitigate Pt dissolution in low Pt loading proton exchange membrane fuel cell: I. A gradient Pt particle size design, Electrochimica Acta, 247, 1155-1168 (2017). 

Wang, Y., Roller, J., Maric, R., Direct Dry Synthesis of Thin Nanostructured LiNi0.8Co0.2O2 Film for Lithium Ion Micro-battery Cathodes, Electrochimica Acta, in press (2017).

Wang, Y., Kumar, R., Roller, J., Maric. R., Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-crystalline La2Zr2O7 Film by Reactive Spray Deposition Technology for Application in Thermal Barrier Coatings, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2017.154, Published online: 07 February 2017

Roller, J, Kim S., Kwak T., Yu, H., Maric, R., A study on the effect of selected process parameters in a jet-diffusion flame for Pt nanoparticle formation, Journal of Material Science, in press (2017).

Wang, Y.,  Kumar, R.  Roller. J. Maric, R., Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-crystalline La2Zr2O7 Film by Reactive Spray Deposition Technology for Application in Thermal Barrier Coatings, MRS Advances, doi.org/10.1557/adv.2017.154, February (2017).

Myles, T., Bonville, L., Maric, R., Free Electrolyte Challenges and Solution Pathways in High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Catalysts, 7, 1-27 (2017).

Yu, H., Baricci, A., Casalegno, A., Guetaz, L., Bonville, L, Maric, R., Strategies to mitigate Pt dissolution in low Pt loading proton exchange membrane fuel cell: a gradient Pt loading design supported by TEM and modeling analysis, Electrochimica Acta, in press (2017).

Yu, H., Baricci, A., Bisello, A., Casalegno, A., Guetaz, L., Bonville, L, Maric, R., Durability improvement of polymer electrolyte fuel cell from low-platinum loading catalyst layer with gradient platinum particle size, submitted to, Journal of The Electrochemical Society (2017).

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