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College of Engineering and Computing

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Sirivatch Shimpalee

Title: Research Professor, Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-6140
Fax: 803-777-8265

Horizon 1
Room 439
541 Main Street
Columbia, SC  29208

Resources: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center
Dr. Shimpalee's CV
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Ph. D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, 2001
M. S., Bradley University, 1998
B. S., Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1992


Dr. Shimpalee's current research is in the area of renewable energy including fuel cells, energy storage, high temperature thermal system, and bioenergy. His expertise is to use multi-scale and multi-dimensional modeling combine with electrochemistry to understand the physics inside their complex systems particularly in the transport phenomena.

Recent Publications

  1. M. Sepe, P. Satjaritanun, I. V. Zenyuk, N. Tippayawong, S. Shimpalee, “The impact of micro porous layer on liquid water evolution inside PEMFC using Lattice Boltzmann method,” J. of Electrochemical Society, 168, 074507, 2021.
  2. J. Lopata, S-G. Kang, H-S. Cho, C-H. Kim, J. W. Weidner, S. Shimpalee, “Investigating influence of geometry and operating conditions on local current, concentration, and crossover in alkaline water electrolysis using computational fluid dynamics,” Electrochimica Acta, 390, 138802, 2021.
  3. J. Lopata, Z. Kang, J. Young, G. Bender, J. W. Weidner, Hyun-Seok Cho, S. Shimpalee, “Resolving anodic current and temperature distributions in a polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis cell using a pseudo-two-phase computational fluid dynamics model,” J. of Electrochemical Society, 168, 054518, 2021.
  4. P. Satjaritanun, C.F. Cetinbas, S. Hirano, I V. Zenyuk, R. K. Ahluwalia, S. Shimpalee, “Hybrid Lattice Boltzmann agglomeration method for modeling Transport phenomena in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells,” J. of Electrochemical Society. 168 (4), 044508, 2021. 

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