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Mark F. Mathias

  • Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1987

4007 Wegmans Hall
(585) 276-7330
Fax: (585) 273-1348

Industrial Experience

General Motors, 1998-2018 - Electrochemical System Development for Transportation Applications

Mobil Corporation, 1989-1998 - Technology Development for Refinery and Petrochemical Processes


ChE 458: Electrochemical Engineering of Batteries and Fuel Cells

Research Expertise

Application of novel materials/design to electrochemical devices; technology/economics of electrochemical systems.

Recent Publications

Cai, Y.; Ziegelbauer, J.M.; Baker, A.M.; Gu, W.; Kukreja, R.S.; Kongkanand, A.; Mathias, M.F.; Mukundan, R.; Borup, R.L., “Electrode Edge Cobalt Cation Migration in an Operating Fuel Cell: An In-Situ Micro-X-ray Fluorescence Study,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 2018, 165, F3132-F3138.

Kongkanand A.; Gu W.; Mathias, M.F., "Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells with Low-Pt Content, "Meyers R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY, 2018.

Kongkanand A.; Mathias, M.F., "The Priority and Challenge of High-Power Performance of Low-Platinum Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells", J. Phys. Chem. Letters, 2016, 7, 1127-1137.  

Arisetty S.; Liu, Y.; Gu, W.; Mathias, M.F., “Modeling Platinum Oxide Growth of PEMFC Cathode Catalysts,”  Electrochemical Society Transactions,  2015, 69, 17, 273.  

Gallagher, K. G.; Goebel, S.; Greszler, T.; Mathias, M.F.; Oelerich, W.; Eroglu, D.; Srinivasan, V., “Quantifying the Promise of Lithium–Air Batteries for Electric Vehicles,” Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 1555-1563.

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Application of novel materials/designs in electrochemical devices
  • Technology/economics of electrochemical systems