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Eric Wachsman

Professor and William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research, Director, University of Maryland Energy Research Center
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Primary Expertise: 
Energy Efficiency

Eric Wachsman is director of the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, the William L. Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research and a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Wachsman has focused his career on developing fuel cells and other advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. Patented technology developed by Wachsman forms the foundation of "The Cube," a fuel cell system that is being commercialized by Redox Power Systems to provide safe, efficient, reliable power, on–site and optionally off the grid at competive prices.

Wachsman’s lab, which is developing technologies that are on the verge of commercialization and changing the landscape of energy, is at the forefront of renewable energy research. The deployment and continued development of these devices will increase the flexibility of how and when energy is used and help to decrease the price.

Wachsman is editor-in-chief of Ionics and a former associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. He has been published more than 140 times and holds eight patents on ionic and electronic transport in ceramics, their catalytic properties and device performance.

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley