• Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Axalta Coating Systems Chair II
Yossef Elabd

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 2001
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County – 1995

Research Interests

    • Materials - Polymer Science and Engineering
    • Energy - Electrochemical Engineering

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 APS Fellow
  • 2015 Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Bologna
  • 2007 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2005 DuPont Science and Engineering Award
  • 2004 ARO Young Investigator Award
  • 2001 NRC Postdoctoral Award

Selected Publications

  • Hwang, M.; Karenson, M.O.; Elabd, Y.A. High Production Rate of High Purity, High Fidelity Nafion Nanofibers via Needleless Electrospinning. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 2731-2740.
  • Sun, R.; Elabd, Y.A. Synthesis and High Alkaline Chemical Stability of Polyionic Liquids with Methylpyrrolidinium, Methylpiperidinium, Methylazepanium, Methylazocanium, and Methylazonanium Cations. ACS Macro Letters 2019, 8, 540-545.
  • Elabd, Y.A. Ion Transport in Hydroxide Conducting Block Copolymers. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 2019, 4, 519-530.
  • Hwang, M.; Elabd, Y.A. Impact of Ionomer Resistance in Nanofiber-Nanoparticle Electrodes for Ultra-Low Platinum Fuel Cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44, 6245-6256.
  • Chen, T.-L.; Sun, R.; Willis, C.; Morgan, B.F.; Beyer, F.L.; Elabd, Y.A. Lithium Ion Conducting Polymerized Ionic Liquid Pentablock Terpolymers as Solid-State Electrolytes. Polymer 2019, 161, 128-138.