Radenka Maric

Radenka Maric
President | University of Connecticut
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., University of Kyoto (1996), Japan

Office of the President
Gulley Hall
352 Mansfield Road, Unit 1048
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1048
Phone: (860) 486-2337
Email: president@uconn.edu



Research Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • Fulbright Chair Professor 2016-2017, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 2017
  • National Academy of Inventors, Honorary Member, 2017
  • Women of Innovation, Connecticut Technology Council, Winner in Research Category, 2015
  • Women of Innovation, Connecticut Technology Council, Finalist in Research Category, 2013, 2014
  • Connecticut Quality Improvement Award, Platinum CQIA, Innovation Prize, 2014
  • Elected Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, 2012
  • Japan Organization for Promotion of Science, Fellowship, 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Fall 2012
  • Innovation Award, National Research Council of Canada, 2009
  • Leadership Award, National Research Council of Canada, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Selected to the National Academy of Engineering 9th Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (September 2003 Irvine, CA) that brings together leading young engineers nominated by fellow engineers
  • Best Young Woman Scientist Award, Japan 1996
  • Outstanding Young Scientist, Sankai Shinbun Award, Japan 1995
  • Best Faculty Paper Award, Kyoto University, Japan, 1999

Recent Publications

Moon, K-S., Dong, H., Maric, R., Pothukuchi, S., Hunt, A., Li, Y.I., Wong, C.P., Thermal behavior of silver nanoparticles for low-temperature interconnect applications, Journal of Electronic Materials (2005), 34(2), 168-175.

Hui, S.(R.), Roller, J., Yick, S., Zhang, X., Decès-Petit, C., Xie, Y., Maric, R., Ghosh, D., A brief review of the ionic conductivity enhancement for selected oxide electrolytes, Journal of Power Sources (2007), 172(2), 493-502.

Hui, R., Wang, Z., Kesler, O., Rose, L., Jankovic, J., Yick, S., Maric, R., Ghosh, D., Thermal plasma spraying for SOFCs: Applications, potential advantages, and challenges, Journal of Power Sources (2007), 170(2), 308-323.

Maric, R., Ohara, S., Fukui, T., Yoshida, H., Nishimura, M., Inagaki, T., Miura, K., Solid oxide fuel cells with doped lanthanum gallate electrolyte and LaSrCoO3 cathode, and Ni-samaria-doped ceria cermet anode, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, (1999), 146(6), 2006-2010.

Zhang, X., Robertson, M., Deĉes-Petit, C., Qu, W., Kesler, O., Maric, R., Ghosh, D., Internal shorting and fuel loss of a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell with SDC electrolyte, Journal of Power Sources (2007), 164(2), 668-677.

Zhang, X., Robertson, M., Yick, S., Deĉes-Petit, C., Styles, E., Qu, W., Xie, Y., Hui, R., Roller, J., Kesler, O., Maric, R., Ghosh, D., Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3 + Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 composite cathode for cermet supported thin Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 electrolyte SOFC operating below 600 °C, Journal of Power Sources (2006), 160(2), 1211-1216.

Zhang, X., Ohara, S., Maric, R., Mukai, K., Fukui, T., Yoshida, H., Nishimura, M., Inagaki, T., Miura, K., Ni-SDC cermet anode for medium-temperature solid oxide fuel cell with lanthanum gallate electrolyte, Journal of Power Sources (1999), 83(1-2), 170-177.

Hui, S.(R.), Yang, D., Wang, Z., Yick, S., Decès-Petit, C., Qu, W., Tuck, A., Maric, R., Ghosh, D., Metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell operated at 400-600 °C, Journal of Power Sources (2007), 167(2), 336-339.

Zhang, X., Ohara, S., Maric, R., Okawa, H., Fukui, T., Yoshida, H., Inagaki, T., Miura, K., Interface reactions in the NiO-SDC-LSGM system, Solid State Ionics (2000), 133(3), 153-160.

Zhang, X., Ohara, S., Okawa, H., Maric, R., Fukui, T., Interactions of a La0.9Sr0.1Ga0.8Mg0.2O3-δ electrolyte with Fe2O3, Co2O3 and NiO anode materials, Solid State Ionics (2001), 139(1-2), 145-152.

Roller J. , Arellano-Jiméneza J., Yu H. , Carter  C.B., and Maric R., Catalyst nanoscale assembly from the vapor phase on corrosion resistant supports”, Electrochimica Acta , 107, pp. 632– 655, (2013).

Roller J. , Arellano-Jiméneza J. , Jain R. , Yu H. , Carter  C.B., and Maric R., “Oxygen evolution during water electrolysis from thin films using bimetallic oxides of Ir-Pt and Ir-Ru”,J. Electrochem. Soc.  160 (6), F716-F730, (2013).

Roller J. , Arellano-Jiméneza J. , Jain R. , Yu H. , Maric R., and Carter  C.B., Processing, Activity and Microstructure of Oxygen Evolution Anodes Prepared by a Dry and Direct Deposition Technique, ECS Trans., 38(1), pp. 223-229, (2013).

Roller, J., Orfino, F., Neagu, R., Maric, R., “Supported and unsupported platinum catalysts prepared by the one-step Reactive Spray Deposition Technology (RSDT) method and their oxygen reduction reactivity in acidic media”, J. Mater. Sci., 47(11), pp. 4604-4601, (2012).

Maric, R., Roller, J., Neagu, R., ”Flame-based technologies and reactive spray deposition technology for low temperature solid oxide fuel cell”, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 20 (4), pp. 696-718, (2011).

R. Maric, K. Furusaki. D. Nishijima, R. Neagu, Thin Film Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (LTSOFC) by Reactive Spray Deposition Technology, RSDT, ECS Trans., 35(1), pp. 473-481, (2011).

Nédélec, R., Neagu, R., Uhlenbruck, S., Maric, R., Sebold, D., Buchkremer, H.-P., Stöver, D., “Gas phase deposition of diffusion barriers for metal substrates in solid oxide fuel cells” Surface and Coatings Technology, 205 (16), pp. 3999-4004, (2011).

Maric, R., Neagu, R., Zhang-Steenwinkel, Y., Van Berkel, F.P.F., Rietveld, B. “Reactive spray deposition technology – An one-step deposition technique for solid oxide fuel cell barrier layers”, Journal of Power Sources, 195 (24), pp. 8198-8201, (2010).

Hui, R., Sun, C., Yick, S., Decès-Petit, C., Zhang, X., Maric, R., Ghosh, D. “Ba1-xPrxCo1-yFeyO3-x as cathode materials for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells”, Electrochimica Acta, 55 (16), pp. 4772-4775 (2010). Impact Factor:3.642

T. Troczynski, and R. Maric, “Characterization of porous stainless steel 430 for low temperature SOFC substratesECS Transaction 26(1) pp.357-362, (2010).