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Professor Meilin Liu Awarded $1M Grant from U.S. Department of Energy to Develop New Fuel Cell Technology

Meilin Liu, Regents' Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, has received a prestigious Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to expand work with fuel cells. ARPA-E’s new Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) program recognizes researchers with high-potential, high-impact, pre-commercial projects in fuel cell technologies for distributed power systems. Dr. Liu’s project utilizes methane, a cheap and abundant natural gas, to develop more efficient, lower-temperature and cost-effective fuel cells for grid-level power-generation. Liu’s project was awarded $1 million and was one of only 13 new projects selected nationwide.

“Georgia Tech has a long-standing reputation for excellence in materials science and engineering,” said Materials Science and Engineering School Chair Dr. Naresh Thadhani. “Dr. Liu’s ARPA-E project presents an exciting opportunity for our program to have an even broader impact in solving challenges of great societal importance.”

Read more about Professor Liu's DOE funded project by following this link.