• Associate Dean for Research
  • Professor
  • Holder of The Joe M. Nesbitt Professorship
Yossef Elabd

Educational Background

  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1995

Research Interests

    • Electrochemical Energy (Fuel Cells, Capacitors, Batteries)
    • Polymers (Ionic Polymers, Block Copolymers, Polymer Membranes, Polymer Nanofibers, Transport and Thermodynamics in Polymers)

Awards & Honors

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

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.