Yossef A. Elabd
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Department: 
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

Education:
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