Rangachary Mukundan, Ph.D.

Rangachary Mukundan graduated from the University of Roorkee (India) with a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical engineering in 1991. He was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in February 1997. His thesis titled "Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Barium Cerate-Based Perovskites for Potential Fuel Cell Applications" was awarded the S. J. Stein Prize for superior achievement in the field of new or unique materials in electronics. Currently, his research interests include fuel cell materials, electrochemical gas sensors, proton-conductors and permeation membranes. He has received several awards for his work including the J.B Wagner award of the High Temperature Materials division of the Electrochemical society. He is a currently the vice-chair of the Sensor Division of The Electrochemical Society where he has co-organized several international symposia. He has over 25 oral presentations including invited presentations at international conferences and has authored over 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is also the co-inventor on 2 US patents granted in 2003, and 3 US patent applications filed in 2004-05.