Steven D’Souza obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. His thesis research focused on super-capacitor and oxygen storage materials for high peak power intrinsic polymer-electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He has spent the past 8 years working in the manufacturing sector and most recently played a significant role in the design, installation, commissioning and production release of a state-of-the-art ultracapacitor electrode manufacturing facility in Peoria, AZ. He is currently employed at Maxwell Technologies (headquartered in San Diego, CA) as a Senior Process Engineer and will pursue a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in Dr. Crozier’s group commencing in Fall 2015.
His past research interests include polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells and thermal batteries. His current research focus lies in the development and characterization of novel materials for high capacitance/high power ultracapacitors.
Publications and Conference Proceedings:
D’Souza, S., Wang, C., Ma, J., “Enhanced Pulse Power Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Using Internal Hybrid Catalyst Layer Electrodes.” J. Electrochem. Soc. 153(10), A1795-A1799 (2006).
D’Souza, S., Wang, C., “High-peak-power PEMFC hybrid systems combined with internal cathodal oxygen supply component.” Presented to Advanced Catalyst Layer Group, Ballard Power Systems on April 5th 2006.
D’Souza. S., Wang, C., “High-peak-power PEMFC hybrid systems combined with internal cathodal oxygen supply component.” Presented at 208th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting in Los Angeles, CA on October 12th 2005.