Prabhakar Singh

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UTC Endowed Chair Professor
Ph.D., University of Sheffield (1978), England

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Center for Clean Energy Engineering
44 Weaver Rd. Storrs CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-8379




Current Research

  • High temperature energy conversion including SOFC and oxy-combustion
  • High temperature electrochemistry- fuel cells, electrolysis and gas separation membranes
  • Functional materials – perovskites, fluorites, ionic and electronic conducting ceramics
  • Oxidation of metals and alloys in complex environment, protective coatings
  • Advanced energy systems and efficient utilization of abundant natural gas
  • Molten salt systems – fuel cells, batteries and carbon capture
  • Hydrogen production and high temperature electrolysis
  • High temperature Fe, Ni and Co based alloys and surface protection under aggressive environment; Metal-hydrogen interaction
  • Carbon capture and utilization


Awards & Honors

2012 Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
2009 United Technologies Endowed Chair Professor
2009 Member, Washington Academy of Science
2008 Fellow National Association of Corrosion Engineers
2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement award – PNNL
2006 Outstanding Performance Award – PNNL
2005 Chairman, Energy Committee, ASM International
2003 Fellow, American Ceramic Society
1998 Fellow, American Society for Metals

Recent Publications

Uddin, Md; Aphale, Ashish; Hu, Boxun; Heo, Su; Pasaogullari, Ugur; Singh, Prabhakar “Electrochemical Validation of In-cell Chromium Getters to Mitigate Chromium Poisoning in SOFC Stack” Accepted, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 2017 

A Aphale, C Liang, B Hu, P Singh “Cathode Degradation From Airborne Contaminants in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Lifetime and Reliability Critical Challenges in Fuel Cells” Pages 101-119, Academic Press 2017 

S Gupta, H Sabarou, Y Zhong, P Singh “Role of chromium: Iron ratio and oxygen partial pressure on the processing and chemical stability of iron doped lanthanum strontium chromite based OTM” In Press (, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2017  

S Krishnan, MK Mahapatra, P Singh, R Ramprasad “First principles study of Cr poisoning in solid oxide fuel cell cathodes: Application to (La,Sr) CoO3” Computational Materials Science 137, 6-9 2017 

H Sabarou, S Darvish, S Gupta, P Singh, Y Zhong ”Thermodynamic assessment of the chemical stability of (La0.8Sr0.2)0.98CrxFe1 − xO3 ± δ under oxygen transport membrane fabrication and operation conditions” Solid State Ionics 310, 1-9 2017  

Su Jeong Heo, Boxun Hu, Md Aman Uddin, Ashish Aphale, Abdelkader Hilmi, Chao-Yi Yuh, Arun Surendranath, Prabhakar Singh “Role of Exposure Atmospheres on Particle Coarsening and Phase Transformation of LiAlO2” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164 (8) H5086-H5092, 2017 

B Hu, S Krishnan, C Liang, SJ Heo, AN Aphale, R Ramprasad, P Singh “Experimental and thermodynamic evaluation of La 1¡x Sr x MnO 3±d and La 1¡x Sr x Co 1¡y Fe y O 3¡d cathodes in Cr-containing humidified air, Volume 42, Issue 15, Pages 10208–10216, 2017 

S Gupta, H Sabarou, Y Zhong, P Singh “Phase evolution and electrochemical performance of iron doped lanthanum strontium chromite in oxidizing and reducing atmosphere” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Volume 42, Issue 9, Pages 6262–6271, 2017 

AN Aphale, MA Uddin, B Hu, C Liang, J Webster, P Singh “Chemical and Structural Stability of SrxNiyOz Chromium Getter for Application in SOFC Systems” ECS Transactions 78(1):1073-1081  

SJ Heo, B Hu, A Aphale, MA Uddin, P Singh “Low-Temperature Chromium Poisoning of SOFC Cathode” ECS Transactions, 78 (1) 1055-1061 (2017)