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William Mustain

mustain2012_profileWilliam Mustain
Associate Professor & Associate Department Head

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222
Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office: UTEB-282
Phone: (860) 486-2756
Email: mustain@engr.uconn.edu  Web: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~mustain/

 

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-2008
  • Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2006

 

Research Focus

  • Unconventional electrocatalyst supports
  • Non-noble metal oxygen reduction catalysts
  • Anode catalysts for direct borohydride fuel cells
  • Electrochemical conversion of atmospheric CO2
  • Room temperature carbonate fuel cell

 

Awards

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Young Alumni Award, 2009
  • Invited Alumni Speaker for Collens Scholarship Program Benefit Dinner, 2007
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, 2004
  • Hamid Arastoopour Excellence in Education Award, 2004
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate Research Fellowship, 2002
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Heald Scholar, 1998-2002

 

Current Publications

J.A. Vega, S. Shrestha, M. Ignatowich and W.E. Mustain, “Carbonate Selective Ca2Ru2O7-y Pyrochlore Enabling Room Temperature Carbonate Fuel Cells – Part I. Synthesis and Physical Characterization”, Journal of Electrochemical Society In Press, DOI: 10.1149/2.028201jes (2011).

J.A. Vega, N.S. Spinner, M. Catanese and W.E. Mustain, “Carbonate Selective Ca2Ru2O7-y Pyrochlore Enabling Room Temperature Carbonate Fuel Cells – Part II. Verification of Carbonate Cycle and Electrochemical Performance”, Journal of Electrochemical Society In Press, DOI: 10.1149/2.029201jes (2011).

J.A. Vega, S. Smith and W.E. Mustain, “Hydrogen and Methanol Oxidation Reaction in Hydroxide and Carbonate Alkaline Media”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 158 (2011) B349-B354.

N.S. Spinner and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of Nickel Oxide Synthesis Conditions on its Physical Properties and Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methanol”, Electrochimica Acta 56 (2011) 5656-5666.

J.A. Vega, S. Smith and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of Carbonate on Oxygen Reduction, Hydrogen Oxidation and Anion Exchange Membrane Chemical Stability”, ECS Transactions 33 (2010) 1735-1749.

J.A. Vega, S. Smith, C. Chartier and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of Carbonate on Anion Exchange Membrane Conductivity and Hydrogen Oxidation for AEMFCs”, ECS Transactions 28 (2010) 103-109.

J.A. Vega, C. Chartier and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of hydroxide and carbonate alkaline media on anion exchange membranes”, Journal of Power Sources 195 (2010) 7176-7180.

J.A. Vega and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of CO2, HCO3− and CO3−2 on oxygen reduction in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, Electrochimica Acta 55 (2010) 1638-1644.

J. Vega, C. Chartier, S. Smith and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of carbonate on oxygen reduction, hydrogen oxidation and anion exchange membrane chemical stability”, ECS Trans., 33 (2010) 1735.

J.A. Vega, C. Chartier, S. Smith and W.E. Mustain, “Effect of Carbonate on Anion Exchange Membrane Conductivity and Hydrogen Oxidation for AEMFCs”, ECS Transactions, 28 (2010) 103.