Fernando H. Garzon, Ph.D.

Fernando Garzon is the Team Leader for materials chemistry in the Electronic & Electrochemical Materials & Devices Group (MPA-11) of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Garzon received his B.S.E. in Metallurgy and Materials Science, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). His research interests include: the development of micro-electrochemical sensors, polymer fuel cell technology, solid oxide fuel cell technology, the thermochemistry of electronically conducting transition metal oxides, thin film growth of oxide materials and ceramic membrane technology for sensor, gas separation and fuel cell applications and the characterization of nano-scale materials by advanced x-ray scattering methods.  Dr. Garzon has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and made numerous invited conference presentations. Research highlights include: the first experimental determination of the thermodynamic metastability of high temperature superconductors published in the Journal Science, the development of very low surface resistance superconductor thin films for microwave applications, the invention of non-porous ceramic hydrogen separation membranes and the development of sulfur tolerant solid oxide fuel cells. He is also the co-inventor of an R&D 100 award winning high temperature, combustion control sensor currently being licensed to industry, and a new class of solid state gas sensors. He holds six patents in electrochemical technology and has three more pending. Dr. Garzon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Electrochemical Society, is the past Chairman of the High Temperature Materials Division of the ECS and is a member of the International Society for Solid State Ionics and the American Ceramics Society.