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Mechanical Engineering

Fanglin (Frank) Chen


chen E-mail:
Phone: 803.777.4875
Fax: 803.777.0106
Office: 300 Main Street
Room A117
Columbia, SC 29208
Links: Curriculum Vitae
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Center
HeteroFoaM Center

Dr. Chen's research and interests include synthesis and characterization of materials for energy conversion and storage, microstructure property relationship, electroceramics and solid state ionic devices, electrochemical performance evaluation, materials and designs for solid oxide fuel cells.


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China 1995
  • B.S., Chemistry, Anhui University, Hefei, China, 1992

Selected Publications

  • G. Xiao, Q. Liu, X. Dong, K. Huang and F. Chen, "Sr2Fe4/3Mo2/3O6 as anodes for solid oxide fuel cells", Journal of Power Sources, 195 (2010) 8071–8074.
  • C. Jin, C. Yang, F. Zhao, A. Coffin and F. Chen, "Direct-methane solid oxide fuel cells with Cu1.3Mn1.7O4 spinel internal reforming layer", Electrochemistry Communications, 12 (2010) 1450-1452.
  • C. Yang, C. Jin and F. Chen, "Micro-tubular solid oxide fuel cells fabricated by phase-inversion method", Electrochemistry Communications, 12 (2010) 657-660.
  • F. Zhao, Q. Liu, S. Wang, K. Brinkman and F. Chen, "Synthesis and characterization of BaIn0.3-xYxCe0.7O3-δ (x=0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3) proton conductors", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (2010) 4258-4263.
  • Q. Liu, and F. Chen, "Self-rising approach to synthesize hierarchically porous metal oxides", Materials Research Bulletin, 44 (2009) 2056-2061.