Dr. George Nelson

Associate Professor, MAE

Contact

320 Sparkman Drive
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room N262
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.5082
george.nelson@uah.edu

Biography

George Nelson received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003, 2006, and 2009. While pursuing his Ph.D., his research involved modeling and analysis of fuel cells and electrolyzers, with an emphasis on mass transport in porous fuel cell electrodes. After completing his Ph.D., he served as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut from 2009-2012. His projects at the University of Connecticut focused on the investigation of mass and charge transport in electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices, primarily fuel cells and batteries. During this time he also contributed to the development of three-dimensional imaging methods for energy materials based on x-ray nanotomography. Dr. Nelson started as an Assistant Professor at UAH in August 2012. His general research interests include transport phenomena, energy storage and conversion devices, sustainable energy systems, and multi-scale modeling and analysis.

Dr. George Nelson's Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2015)
  • UAH Distinguished Research Award (2015)
  • UAH College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member (2015)
  • UAH College of Engineering Faculty Research Award (2014-2015)
  • UAH College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member (2015)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2013)

Expertise

  • Transport Phenomena: Heat, Mass, and Charge Transfer
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices
  • Energy Systems Modeling and Analysis
  • Porous and Heterogeneous Media

Recent Publications

  • G. J. Nelson, "An Analytical Approach to Solid Oxide Cell Electrode Geometric Design," Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 300: p. 365-375.

  • M. B. DeGostin, A. Nakajo, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson, and W. K. S. Chiu, "Geometric Sensitivity of Electrochemical Fin Shape on Three Dimensional Microstructure Network Conductivity Analysis," Journal of Power Sources, 2015, 291: p. 181-194.

  • G. J. Nelson, A. Nakajo, B. N. Cassenti, M. B. DeGostin, K. R. Bagshaw, A. A. Peracchio, G. Xiao, S. Wang, F. Chen and W. K. S. Chiu, "A Rapid Analytical Assessment Tool for Three Dimensional Electrode Microstructural Networks with Geometric Sensitivity," Journal of Power Sources, 2014, 246: p. 322-334.

  • B. N. Cassenti, G. J. Nelson, M. B. DeGostin and W. K. S. Chiu, "Exact Solutions for One-Dimensional Transport in Extended Surface Models of SOFC Electrodes," Journal of Power Sources, 2014 , 265: p. 282-290.

  • W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, G. J. Nelson, B. Lai, S. Wang, J. Vila-Comamala, M. Liu, M. Liu and W. K. S. Chiu, "Three-Dimensional Visualization of Nickel Sulfide Formation in Ni-YSZ Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes Subjected to Hydrogen Sulfide," Scientific Reports, 2014, 4: Article 5246.

  • A. P. Cocco†, G. J. Nelson†, W. M. Harris, A. Nakajo, J. J. Lombardo, T. D. Myles, A. M. Kiss and W. K. S. Chiu, "Three Dimensional Microstructural Imaging Methods for Energy Materials," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15(39): p. 16377-16407. (Feature Article, Front Cover,†Equal Contribution).

  • G. J. Nelson, B. N. Cassenti, A. A. Peracchio and W. K. S. Chiu, "An Analytical Method for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Geometric Design," Electrochimica Acta, 2013, 90: p. 475-481.

  • A. M. Kiss, T. D. Myles, K. N. Grew, A. A. Peracchio, G. J. Nelson and W. K. S. Chiu, "Carbonate and Bicarbonate Ion Transport in Alkaline Anion Exchange Membranes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2013, 160(9): p. F994-F999.

  • W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, M. B. DeGostin, G. J. Nelson, H. Luebbe, J. A. Schuler, J. Van herle, J. C. Andrews, Y. Liu, P. Pianetta, Y. K. Chen, J. Wang and W. K. S. Chiu, "Influence of Poisoning Phases in the Neodymium Nickelate Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathode," Solid State Ionics, 2013, 237: p. 16-21.

  • M. E. Lynch, D. Ding, W. M. Harris, J. J. Lombardo, G. J. Nelson, W. K. S. Chiu and M. Liu, "Flexible Multiphysics Simulation of Porous Electrodes: Conformal to 3D Reconstructed Microstructures," Nano Energy, 2013, 2(1): p. 105-115.