Professor Matthew M Mench

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Professor Matthew Mench received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 2000.  He is currently Department Head of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering and Condra Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, has multiple patents granted and under review, and authored the popular textbook entitled Fuel Cell Engines.  He was recognized in 2014 by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) and as a member of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.  The HCR ranking is a result of his work being among the top 1% most cited researchers over the previous decade in the field of engineering. Professor Mench is an ASME Fellow, and also served as the Executive Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE).  He now serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the IAHE electronic newsletter.  He is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, and an Associate Editor Emeritus for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.  His research interests span multi-phase transport phenomena, degradation, dynamics, advanced diagnostics, sensors, and modeling of electrochemical power conversion and storage systems including polymer electrolyte fuel cells and flow batteries.