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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Kevin Huang

Title: Professor
SmartState Endowed Chair and Director, Center for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, University of South Carolina
Department: Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-0204 (Office)
Fax: 803-777-0106
541 Main Street
Horizon I Building, Room 333
Columbia, SC 29208

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Publications [pdf]

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Dr. Huang's research interests include solid oxide electrochemical cells, storage batteries, gas separation membranes, solid state defect chemistry and electrochemistry, and multiscale computational modeling.


  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (1992), University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • M.S. in Physical Chemistry (1989), Northeastern University, Shenyang, P. R. China
  • B. S. in Physical Chemistry (1986), Northeastern University, Shenyang, P. R. China

Selected Publications

  • K, Huang and J, B, Goodenough, "Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology: Principles, Performance and Operations", September 2009, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK

  • Xunhui Xiong, Chenghao Yang*, Guanhua Wang, Yuwei Lin, Xing Ou, Jeng-Han Wang, Bote Zhao, Meilin Liu, Zhang Lin and Kevin Huang*, “SnS Nanoparticles Electrostatically Anchored on Three-dimensional N-doped Graphene as an Active and Durable Anode for Sodium Ion Batteries”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2017, 10, 1757. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE01628J.

  • Tianyu Cao, Kevin Huang*, Yixiang Shi*, Ningsheng Cai, “Recent Advances in High-temperature Carbon-air Fuel Cells”, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol.10, (2017), 460-490. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03462D.

  • Chenghao Yang, Xing Ou, Xunhui Xiong, Fenghua Zheng, Renzong Hu, Yu Chen, Meilin Liu and Kevin Huang*, “V5S8-graphite hybrid nanosheets as a high rate-capacity and stable anode material for sodium-ion batteries”, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 10 107-113 (2017), DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03173K.

  • C. Zhang, C. Ji, W. Wang, D. Schmidt, X., Jin, J. P. Lemmon and K. Huang*, “A dynamic solid oxide fuel cell empowered by the built-in iron-bed solid fuel”, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol. 9, 3746 – 3753 (2016), DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02419J

  • L. Zhang, N. Xu, X. Li, S. Wang, W. Harris, W. Chiu, K. Huang*, "High CO2 Permeation Flux Enabled by Highly Interconnected Ionic Channels in Selective CO2 Separation Membranes", Energy and Environmental Science, Vol. 5 (2012), 8310 – 8317

  • N. Xu, X. Li, X. Zhao, J. B. Goodenough, K. Huang*, "A novel solid oxide redox flow battery for grid energy storage", Energy & Environmental Science, Vol 4 (2011), 4942.

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