Yossef A. Elabd
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Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University

Research Interests:

  • Fuel Cells
  • Polymer Membranes
  • Diffusion in Polymers

Research Overview: Yossef's primary interest is transport phenomena of small molecules and ions in polymers. This plays a critical role in many engineering processes, such as drug delivery, fuel cells, batteries, actuators, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, gas purification, and barriers, to name a few. Many of these processes entail multiple diffusants, diffusant-polymer interactions, and multiple driving forces (e.g., gradients in concentration, pressure, and voltage). Therefore, developing a fundamental understanding of the entire transport process on a molecular-level is crucial. We are interested in answering complex questions regarding multicomponent transport, diffusion and sorption of water, ion transport, and transport-morphology relationships in polymers using both an experimental and modeling approach.

Yossef Elabd's Recent Publications

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1995

Honors and Awards: NSF CAREER Award, 2007 - DuPont Science and Engineering Award, 2005 - ARO Young Investigator Award, 2004 - NRC Postdoctoral Award, 2001