Faculty DirectorySossina M. Haile
Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Applied Physics
Contact2220 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-3109
Email Sossina Haile
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Overall research goal is to elucidate the relationship between structure and electrical behavior in electrochemically active solids, as a key step towards designing materials with exceptional properties and applicability in sustainable energy technologies.
- International Ceramics Prize (World Academy of Ceramics) 2012
- Chemical Pioneer Award (AIC) 2010, for “establishing new classes of fuel cells…”
- American Competitiveness Initiative Fellowship (NSF), 2008, for “timely and transformative research in the energy field and dedication to inclusive mentoring, education & outreach…”
- Named as one of twelve people to watch in 2008 by Newsweek Magazine
- 27th Congressional District Woman of the Year, 2002
- J. Wagner Award (ECS) 2001, for significant contributions towards the understanding of high-temperature, ion-conducting materials
- Coble Award (ACerS) 2000, in recognition of outstanding research in ceramic science
- Hardy Award, (TMS) 1997, for exceptional promise of success in materials science
- National Young Investigator (NSF), 1994-1999, to investigate solid electrolytes
- Fundamentals of Materials Science
- Application of Diffraction Techniques
- Structure and Bonding in Materials
- States of Matter
- Solid State Electrochemistry
- Sustainable Energy Engineering
- R. E. Usiskin, S. Maruyama, C. J. Kucharczyk, I. Takeuchi, S. M. Haile “Probing the Reaction Pathway in (La0.8Sr0.2)0.95MnO3+δ Using Libraries of Thin Film Microelectrodes,” J. Mater. Chem. A 3 19330-19345 (2015).
- W Jung, K. L. Gu, Y. Choi and S. M. Haile, “Robust nanostructures with exceptionally high electrochemical reaction activity for high temperature fuel cell electrodes.” Energy Env. Sci. 7, 1685-1692 (2014).
- Y. Yamazaki, F. Blanc, Y. Okuyama, L. Buannic, J. C. Lucio-Vega, C. P. Grey, and S. M. Haile, “Evidence of proton trapping and its implications in yttrium-doped barium zirconate,” Nature Materials 12, 647-651 (2013).
- W. C. Chueh and S. M. Haile, “Electrochemistry of Mixed Oxygen Ion and Electron Conducting Electrodes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers,” Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 3, 313-41 (2012).
- W. C. Chueh, Y. Hao, W. Jung and S. M. Haile, “High Electrochemical Activity of the Oxide Phase in Model Ceria-Pt and Ceria-Ni Composite Anodes,” Nature Materials 11, 155-161 (2012).
- W.C. Chueh, C. Falter, M. Abbott, D. Scipio, P. Furler, S. M. Haile and A. Steinfeld,“High-Flux Solar-Driven Thermochemical Dissociation of H2O and CO2 Using Nonstoichiometric Ceria,” Science 330, 1797-1801 (2010).
- M. W. Louie, A. Hightower and S. M. Haile, “Nanoscale electrodes by conducting atomic force microscopy: Oxygen reduction kinetics at the Pt | CsHSO4 interface,” ACS Nano 4, 2811-2821 (2010).
- Á. Varga, N. A. Brunelli, M. W. Louie, K. P. Giapis and S. M. Haile, “Composite Nanostructured Solid-Acid Fuel-Cell Electrodes via Electrospray Deposition,” J. Mat. Chem. 20, 2190-2196 (2010).
- Y. Yamazaki, R. Hernandez-Sanchez and S. M. Haile, “High total proton conductivity in Y-doped BaZrO3,” Chem. Mater. 21, 2755-2762 (2009).
- S. M. Haile, C. R.I. Chisholm, K. Sasaki, D. A. Boysen and T. Uda, “Solid acid proton conductors: From laboratory curiosities to fuel cell electrolytes,” Faraday Discussions 134, 17-39 (2007).
- W. Lai and S. M. Haile, “Impedance Spectroscopy as a Tool for Chemical and Electrochemical Analysis of Mixed Conductors: A Case Study of Ceria,” J. Amer. Cer. Soc. (Feature Article) 88, 2979–2997 (2005).
- P. Babilo and S. M. Haile, “Enhanced Sintering of Yttrium doped Barium Zirconate by Addition of ZnO,” J. Amer. Cer. Soc. 88, 2362-2368 (2005).
- Z. P. Shao, S. M. Haile, J. M. Ahn, P.D. Ronney, Z. L. Zhan and S. A. Barnett, “A thermally self-sustained micro Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell stack with high power density,” Nature 435, 795-798 (2005).
- T. Uda and S. M. Haile, “Thin-Membrane Solid-Acid Fuel Cell,” Electrochem. Solid State Lett. 8, A245-A246 (2005).
- Z. Shao and S. M. Haile, “A High Performance Cathode for the Next Generation Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells,” Nature 431, 170-173 (2004).
- D. A. Boysen, T. Uda, C. R.I. Chisholm and S. M. Haile, “High performance Solid Acid Fuel Cells through humidity stabilization,” Science 303, 68-70 (2004).
- S. M. Haile, D. A. Boysen, C. R. I. Chisholm and R. B. Merle, “Solid Acids as Fuel Cell Electrolytes,” Nature 410, 910-913 (2001)