Eric L. Brosha, Ph.D.

Eric Brosha is a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory at the Electronic and Electrochemical Devices Group (MPA-11). He received his B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in physics from Rider College , Lawrenceville , NJ in 1989. He was awarded an Ashton Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , PA , in 1989 and received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering in August 1993. Currently, his research interests include synthesis of PEM fuel cell catalysts, electrochemical gas sensors, materials chemistry and electrochemistry of high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cell electrolyte and electrode materials, x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and thermal analysis of materials. Eric has also been pursuing the use of advanced electrochemical, ceramic proton pumps for the recovery, purification, and isotope separation of tritium for the US nuclear weapons community. He was awarded five U.S. patents for the development of new types of electrochemical oxygen sensors and is currently pursuing several new patents for new types of electrochemical CO/hydrocarbon/NOx and explosives sensors. In 1999, one of his inventions was selected by R&D Magazine to be one of the 100 most significant R&D contributions to U.S. industry and technology. He has authored 33 papers to peer reviewed journals and presented over 50 oral papers at society meetings.