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Anthony Santamaria

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 2013-2014
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2007-2012
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2003-2007
Office: S 303D
413-782-1706 (email preferred)

 Anthony Santamaria Sustainable Energy Lab


2015 - US Department of Energy Visiting Faculty, Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
2012 - Business Development Fellow, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
2011 - Global Finalist in the Cleantech Open Business Competition, San Jose, CA
2011 - 3rd place in the Walmart Better Living National Business Competition, Fayetteville, AR
2011 - 2nd place in the UC Davis Big Bang Business Competition
2010 - Daimler AG Fellow

Recent Publications (for full list see below)

N.J. Cooper, T. Smith, Anthony D. Santamaria, J.W. Park, “Experimental optimization of parallel and interdigitated PEMFC flow-field channel geometry,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 1213–1223, 2016

Anthony D. Santamaria, N. Cooper, M. Becton, A.Z. Weber, J.W. Park, “The Effect of Cross-flow on PEFC Liquid Water Distribution: An in-situ high resolution Neutron Radiography Study,” Journal of Power Sources, 293, 162-169, 2015

Anthony D. Santamaria, P.K. Das, J. MacDonald, A.Z. Weber, “Liquid Water Interactions with Gas Diffusion Layer Surfaces,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161 (12), F1184-F1193, 2014


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Research Interests

Electrochemical Energy Systems:
Fuel Cells, Flow Batteries
Porous Media Flow:
Gas Diffusion Layers, Metal Foams, Breakthrough Pressure
Nuclear Imaging:
Neutron Radiography/Tomography, X-Ray Radiography/Tomography
Surface Tension, Contact Angle, Adhesion Force, Droplet Dynamics