Eric D. Wachsman is the director of the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute and Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research, with appointments in both the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Wachsman is a fellow of both The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Ceramic Society, is the President Elect of the ECS, and serves on the ECS Board of Directors.
In addition, he is the editor of Ionics; on the editorial board of Scientific Reports, Energy Systems, and Energy Technology; and a member of the American Chemical Society, the International Society for Solid State Ionics, and the Materials Research Society. His research is focused on solid ion-conducting materials and electrocatalysts, and includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, solid state batteries, ion-transport membrane reactors, and solid state gas sensors. He has more than 250 publications and 17 patents on ionic and electronic transport in materials, their catalytic properties, and device performance.