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Gianfranco DiGiuseppe

Research Interests

Fuel Cells / SOFC / Energy Systems

Li-ion Batteries

CFD/Modeling/Heat Transfer

Thin Film Deposition Technologies

Electrochemical Characterization

Impedance Spectroscopy

Materials / Ceramics

 

Education

B.A. Chemistry & Biology, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 1994

M.S. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 1997

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 2000

 

Experience

Associate Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2005-2010

Adjunct Professor, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003-2005

Principal Engineer, Siemens Power Generation, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2005

Research Assistant, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1995-2000

Research Assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 1994-1995

 

Research Activities

Entrepreneurial Modules for Engineers, Kern Family Foundation, Waukesha, WI, 2010-present

SOFC Testing, Delphi Corporation, Fenton, MI, 2006-present

SOFC Modeling, Pittsburgh Electric Engine Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 2006-2010

 

Selected Publications

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Long-term SOFCs Button Cell Testing,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 11, 021007 (2014).

G. DiGiuseppe, N. K. Honnagondanahalli, O. Taylor, and J. Dederer, “Modeling Studies of Tubular SOFCs for Transportation Markets,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 10, 021009 (2013).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Surface-to-Surface Radiation Exchange Effects in a 3D SOFC Stack Unit Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061007-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, “Seal Leakage Effects on the Electrical Performance of an SOFC Button Cell,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 061006-1 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “On the Identification of Impedance Spectroscopy Processes of an SOFC under Different Hydrogen Concentrations,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 051004 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe, Y. J. Gowda, and N. K. Honnagondanahalli, “A 2D Modeling Study of a Planar SOFC Using Actual Cell Testing Geometry and Operating Conditions,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 9, 011016 (2012).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Performance of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with an LSCF Cathode under Different Oxygen Concentrations,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 5076 (2011).

R. Stanley and G. DiGiuseppe, “An Efficient Way to Increase the Engineering Student’s Fundamental Understanding of Thermodynamics by Utilizing Interactive Web Based Animation Software”, ASEE Computers in Education Journal, 20, No. 3, Jul-Oct, 2010.

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Electrochemical Characterization and Mechanisms of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy under Different Applied Voltages,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3349, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe, “An Electrochemical Model of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Experimental Data for Validation of Material Properties,” Proceedings of FuelCell2010, Eight International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 2010-3348, Brooklyn, NY (2010).

G. DiGiuseppe and L. Sun, “Semi-Empirical Equations to Estimate SOFC Lifetime,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells XI, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 25, No. 2, p. 801, Pennington, NJ (2009).

R. Draper and G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Auxiliary Power Unit Applications,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 035001 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and R. Draper, “Optimal Design of Current Take Off Bus Bars for Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5, 021013 (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe and G. M. Licon, “A Modeling Study of the Effect of Cathode Delamination on SOFC Performance,” Proceedings of FuelCell2008, Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ASME Paper no. 65030, Denver, CO (2008).

G. DiGiuseppe, “The Electrical Performance of a 5-Cell Planar SOFC Stack,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells X, K. Eguchi, S. C. Singhal, H. Yokokawa, and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 205, Pennington, NJ (2007).

A. Iyengar, G. DiGiuseppe, N. Desai, S. Vora, and L. Shockling, “Computational Modeling of Thermal and Electrical Fields of a High Power Density Solid Oxide Fuel Cell,” Proceedings of FuelCell2006:  4th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, ASME Paper no. 97053, Irvine, CA (2006).

G. DiGiuseppe, “High Power Density Cell Development at Siemens Westinghouse,” Solid Oxide Fuel Cells IX, S. C. Singhal and J. Mizusaki, Editors, The Electrochemical Society Proceedings Series, p. 322, Pennington, NJ (2005).

S. Gopalan and G. DiGiuseppe, “Fuel Sensitivity in Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 125, 183 (2004).

 

Contact Information

Email: gdigiuse@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9666

Office: 2-117 MC