Academic Profile

Prof. Su’s research interests are in applying microsystem technologies, nanoscale thin film materials engineering, and nano-patterning technologies at the interface of energy conversion devices, specifically fuel cells and electrolyzer cells. She pioneered in development of high power density nano thin film oxide fuel cells at low operating temperature and keeps leading cell performance in the literature. Her research interests include low temperature solid oxide fuel cells, micro/nano fabrication, nanoionics, and thin film energy materials. Her research group focuses on developing new electrode and electrolyte materials and nano-engineering of cell components via thin film deposition technologies, design and fabrication of scalable micro-SOFCs, and study of reaction kinetics between cathode and nano thin film electrolyte interface, all together with an ultimate goal of commercializing a practical device for SOFCs below 500°C.

In addition, Prof Su has been active on additive manufacturing (AM) using stereolithography (SLA) and DLP for 3D/4D printing polymers and polymer composites. Currently, her research group is focusing on formulation of novel SLA/DLP functional photopolymer resin, 3D printing using nanocomposite photopolymers, study of the impact of 3D printing process parameters on printability and mechanical properties, 4D Printing of shape changing materials and its characterization. She has been developing photopolymer formulation with renowned chemical and medical device companies for specific applications.
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Assoc Prof Su Pei-Chen
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

[Energy]
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells/Electrolyzers
Non-conventional/Microfabrications
Inorganic Thin Film/Coatings
Nano Ionics
[3D Printing]
Customized 3D Printing Photopolymer Formulation
Polymer, Polymer Composite 3D/ Printing
Thermal/Mechanical/Thermomechanical Characterization of DLP 3D-Printed Parts
 
  • Feasibility Study of SLA Shape Memory Polymer 4D Printing for a Radially Asymmetric Stimuli Responsive Expanding Construct

  • Novel Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell for Direct Conversion of Flue Gas to Syngas

  • Understanding the charge transportation across the Ag-Ceriacore-shell boundary in oxygen reduction reactions
 
  • Jong Dae Baek, Chen-Chiang Yu, and Pei-Chen Su*. (2016). Mechanically Reinforced Silicon Nano Thin Film Array for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Nano Letters, .

  • Li Yong, Shijie Wang, and Pei-Chen Su*. (2016). Proton-conducting Electrolyte Micro-solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Improved Cathode Reactions by a Nanoscale Thin Film Gadolinium-doped Ceria Interlayer. Scientific Reports, , .

  • Jong Dae Baek, Yongjin Yoon, Wonyoung Lee, and Pei-Chen Su*. (2015). Circular Membrane for Nano Thin Film Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Enhanced Mechanical Stability. Energy & Environmental Science, 8, 3374 (IF=20.523).

  • Kang-Yu Liu, Liangdong Fan, Chen-Chiang Yu, Pei-Chen Su*. (2015). Thermal stability and performance enhancement of nano-porous platinum cathode in solid oxide fuel cells by nanoscale ZrO2 capping. Electrochemistry Communications, 56, 65–69 (IF=4.847).

  • Chen-Chiang Yu, Sanwi Kim, Jong Dae Baek, Yong Li, Pei-Chen Su*, and Taek-Soo Kim*. (2015). Direct Observation of Nanoscale Pt Electrode Agglomeration at the Triple Phase Boundary. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(11), 6036 (IF= 6.723).