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Principle Investigator


Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Advisor: Paul Kohl, July 2006 to July 2008

Doctor of Philosophy (2006), Chemical Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology, Advisor: Jai Prakash

Thesis: “Development and Characterization of Cobalt-Palladium Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction in Acid Media”


Bachelor of Science (2002), Chemical Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering



Academic Appointments

University of South Carolina

Department of Chemical Engineering

     Professor, August 2017 – Present

Associate Dean for Research, Nov. 2022-Present


University of Connecticut

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

     Associate Professor, August 2013 – August 2017

     Associate Department Head, 2013 – 2016

     Assistant Professor, August 2008 – August 2013  


Other Appointments

Duracell Global Headquarters, Bethel CT

Research and Development

     Visiting Scholar, August 2015 – April 2016


University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Department of Chemistry

Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, April 2016 – August 2016


Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Dipartimento di Energia

Visiting Professor, Spring 2013

Honors and Awards

2024 ECS Energy Technology Division Research Award

2022 USC College of Engineering and Computing Research Achievement Award

2018 University of South Carolina Dept. of Chemical Engineering Publication Award

2017 UConn Chemical Engineering Faculty of the Year Award

2016 United Technologies Professor of Engineering Innovation

2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Fellow

2014 Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award

2014 CQIA Platinum Innovation Prize (Shared with R. Maric, C.B. Carter and J. Roller)

2013 DOE Early Career Award

2009 Illinois Institute of Technology Young Alumni Award

2007 Invited Alumni Speaker for Collens Scholarship Program Benefit Dinner

2004 Illinois Institute of Technology Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

2004 Hamid Arastoopour Excellence in Education Award

2002 Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate Research Fellowship

1998 – 2002 Illinois Institute of Technology Heald Scholar

Other Highlights

150 Publications (h-index: 51, i10 index-119)

Total funding value of $30.7M, $9.4 M to our group

35 Graduate Students Advised

21 Ph.D. Students (15 Graduated)

14 Masters Students

14 Conference Technical Volumes Edited

3 Invited Book Chapters

92 Invited Talks

149 Conference Presentations

Past Chair of the Energy Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society

Past Chair of AIChE Area IE, Electrochemical Fundamentals

Editor: Applied Catalysis B Environment and Energy


Professor William E. Mustain

Department of Chemical Engineering
Swearingen Engineering Center
University of South Carolina
301 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208


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