CFCC celebrates graduation of Dr. Long Le

CFCC celebrates graduation of Dr. Long Le

Long Le at graduationLong Q. Le (pictured at left with advisor Prof. Neal P. Sullivan) successfully defended his dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. in Materials Science at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Dr. Le’s dissertation is entitled “Protonic-ceramic fuel cells and electrolyzers: scale-up, degradation, and high-pressure operation.” His work focused on the technical challenges facing the transition of proton-conducting ceramic materials from the laboratory to the commercial sector. Such materials have applications in high-efficiency electricity generation, renewable energy storage, and fuels synthesis. Dr. Le’s research was funded through two U.S. Department of Energy research programs (REBELS and REFUEL) managed through the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (DoE ARPA-E). The project includes collaboration with industrial partner FuelCell Energy. His dissertation is available at Mines’ Arthur Lakes Library, with portions found in the archival literature.

Following graduation, Dr. Le accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, USA. We wish Long and his family the best of luck!