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Ahmet Kusoglu

Electrochemical Technologies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 70-108B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 70-0189
(510) 486-6590

Ahmet Kusoglu is currently a project scientist in the Electrochemical Technologies Group at Berkeley Lab, working on a fundamental understanding of polymeric materials for electrochemical devices and related electrochemical-mechanical phenomena for energy applications. Dr. Kusoglu holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, the latter of which he received from University of Delaware, where he studied the mechanical characterization and durability of ionomer membranes and earned a graduate fellowship award. In 2010, he joined Berkeley Lab as a chemist post-doctoral fellow to study membrane transport and durability in fuel cells. His research at Berkeley Lab has focused on modeling and experimental characterization of ion-containing polymers, thin films and their interfaces in an effort to understand and improve their functionalities in various electrochemical energy devices (e.g., fuel cells, flow batteries and solar-fuel generators).

Dr. Kusoglu has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal publications (20 as first author) and a book chapter on fuel-cell membranes. He has been invited to present his work on durability and structural characterization of ionomers at various meetings, including the Electrochemical Society, American Chemical Society, and Golden Gate Polymer Forum. Dr.Kusoglu was also selected to teach Polymeric Materials course in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley. His current research involves modeling the degradation and failure mechanisms, transport phenomena, and structure/function/performance relationships in ion-conducting polymers and thin films as well as structural investigations of soft matter through X-ray scattering techniques at the Advanced Light Source (ALS).

Education

2009, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

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Publications

2012

Kusoglu, Ahmet, and Adam Z. Weber. "Water Transport and Sorption in Nafion Membrane." In ACS Symposium SeriesPolymers for Energy Storage and Delivery: Polyelectrolytes for Batteries and Fuel CellsWater Transport and Sorption in Nafion Membrane, edited by Kirt A. Page, Christopher L. Soles and James Runt, 175-199. Vol. 1096. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society, 2012.
Kusoglu, Ahmet, Anthony Kwong, Kyle Clark, Haluna P. Gunterman, and Adam Z. Weber. "Water Uptake of Fuel-Cell Catalyst Layers." Journal of the Electrochemical Society 159, no. 9 (2012): F530-F535.

2011

Kusoglu, Ahmet, and Adam Z. Weber. Compression and Hydration Effects of PFSA Membranes In 9th European Symposium on Electrochemical Engineering. Crete Greece, 2011.
Kusoglu, Ahmet, Ruichun Jiang, Craig S. Gittleman, and Adam Z. Weber. Effect of Compression on Conductivity and Morphology of PFSA Membranes In 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver (2011). LBNL-5383E-Ex-Abs.. Denver, CO, 2011.