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Hongtan Liu

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Hongtan Liu

Professor | College of Engineering | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-2019


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Research Interests

PEM Fuel Cells, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Storage Energy, Clean Energy

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • University of Miami, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. (1993)
    • University of Miami, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. (1989)
    • Shenyang Jianzhu Unversity, B.S. in . (1982)

EXPERIENCE

    • Beijing Jiao Tong University, Adjunct Professor. (2009 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Director. Clean Energy Research Institute (2009 - Present)
    • University of Miami, Professor. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2005 - Present)
    • Shenyang Jianzhu University, Guest Professor. (1998 - Present)
    • Sabbatical Leave- Xian Jiaotong University, . (2013)
    • Xian Jiaotong University, . State Key Laboratory of Multi-phase Flow (2013)
    • P.R China and Li Ka Shing Foundation, Chang Jiang Scholar Professor. (2007 - 2010)
    • University of Miami, Associate Director. Clean Energy Research Institute (2008 - 2009)
    • Sabbatical Leave- Xian Jiaotong University, . (2005)
    • Xian Jiaotong University, . (2005)
    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2001 - 2005)
    • University of Miami, Assistant Professor. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1997 - 2001)
    • University of Miami, Research Assistant Professor. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1995 - 1996)
    • University of Miami, Research Associate. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (1994 - 1995)
    • Technical Institute of Munich, Research Fellow. Institute of Thermodynamics (1990 - 1991)
    • Shenyang Jianzhu University, Associate Lecturer. (1982 - 1987)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Huang, H., Zhou, X., Liu, H. (2016).A CFD model for partial oxidation of methane over self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 41, 208 - 218.
    • Jia, F., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2015).A study on current overshoot during start-ups and optimal start-up strategy of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 7754 ‰ÛÒ 7761.
    • Almheiri, S., Liu, H. (2015).Direct measurement of methanol crossover fluxes under land and channel in direct methanol fuel cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 40, 10969 ‰ÛÒ 10978.
    • Wu, X., Liu, H. (2015).Fault Diagnosis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Based on a Supervised Self-Organization Map Model. J. Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 12.
    • Wu, X., Liu, H. (2015).Fault Diagnosis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Based on a Supervised Self-Organization Map Model. J. Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Transactions of ASME, 12.
    • Zhang, X., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2015).Recovery mechanisms in proton exchange membrane fuel cells after accelerated stress tests. J. Power Sources, 296, 327 - 334.
    • Shen, S., Yang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2014).A polarization model for a solid oxide fuel cell with a mixed ionic and electronic conductor as electrolyte. Journal of Power Sources, 256, 43-51.
    • Jia, S., Liu, H. (2014).Direct measurement of lateral current density distribution in a PEM fuel cell with a serpentine flow field. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 39, 1449-1456.
    • Almheiri, S., Liu, H. (2014).Separate measurement of current density under land and channel in direct methanol fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 246, 899 Ð 905.
    • Yang, Y., Ning, X., Tang, H., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2014).Effects of passive films on corrosion resistance of uncoated SS316L bipolar plates for proton exchange membrane fuel cell application. Applied Surface Science, 320, 274 ‰ÛÒ 280.
    • Jia, F., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2014).Dynamic characteristics and mitigations of hydrogen starvations in proton exchange membrane fuel cells during start-ups. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 39, 12835 ‰ÛÒ 12841.
    • Han, J., Liu, H. (2014).A method of determining interface methanol concentration in an operating direct methanol fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, 256, 183-189.
    • Luo, S., Liu, H. (2014).Direct measurement of current density under land and two channels in PEM fuel cells with interdigitated flow fields. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 39, 9440 ‰ÛÒ 9446.
    • Yang, Y., Ning, X., Tang, H., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2014).Effects of Potential on Corrosion Behavior of Uncoated SS316L Bipolar Plate in Simulated PEM Fuel Cell Cathode Environment. Fuel Cells, 14, 868‰ÛÒ875.
    • Shen, S., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2013).An analytical model for solid oxide fuel cells with bi-layer electrolyte. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38, 1967-1975.
    • Matar, S., Ge, J., Liu, H. (2013).Modeling the cathode catalyst layer of a direct methanol fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources, 243, 195-202.
    • Zhou, X., Huang, H., Liu, H. (2013).Study of partial oxidation reforming of methane to syngas over self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38, 6391-6396.
    • Shen, S., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2013).Theoretical analysis of the characteristics of solid oxide fuel cells with a bi-layer electrolyte. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38, 13084-13090.
    • Huang, H., Wang, Z., Liu, H., Sun, H., Wei, Y., Zhou, X. (2012).A kinetic model for anylyzing partial oxidation reforming of heavy hydrocarbon over a novel self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 15125 ‰ÛÒ 15134.
    • Wei, Y., Matar, S., Shen, L., Zhang, X., Guo, Z., Zhu, H., Liu, H. (2012).A Novel Membrane for DMFC - Na2Ti3O7 Nanotubes/Nafion¨ Composite Membrane: Performances Studies. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 1857-1864.
    • Jia, S., Liu, H. (2012).Cold pre-compression of membrane electrode assemply for PEM fuel cells. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 13674 ‰ÛÒ 13680.
    • Zhang, G., Shen, S., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2012).Dynamic characteristics of local current densities and temperatures in proton exchange membrane fuel cells during reactant starvations. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 1884 ‰ÛÒ 1892.
    • Yang, Y., Guo, L., liu, H., Liu, H. (2012).Factors Affecting Corrosion Behavior of SS316L as Bipolar Plate Material in PEMFC Cathode Environments. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 13822 ‰ÛÒ 13828.
    • Taira, H., Liu, H. (2012).In-situ measurements of GDL effective permeability and under-land cross-flow in a PEM fuel cell. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 13725 ‰ÛÒ 13730.
    • Yang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2012).Influence of fluoride ions on corrosion performance of 316L stainless steel as bipolar plate material in simulated PEMFC anode environments. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 1875‰ÛÒ1883.
    • Wang, Z., Huang, H., Liu, H., Zhou, X. (2012).Self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalysts for partial oxidation reforming of heavy hydrocarbons. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 17928 ‰ÛÒ 17935.
    • Higier, A., Liu, H. (2012).Separate in situ measurements of ECA under land and channel in PEM fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 215, 11 ‰ÛÒ 17.
    • Wei, Y., Shen, L., Wang, Z., Yang, W., Zhu, H., Liu, H. (2011).A Novel Membrane for DMFC - Na2Ti3O7 Nanotubes/Nafion¨ Composite Membrane. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36, 5088-5095.
    • Yang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2011).Corrosion characteristics of SS316L as bipolar plate material in PEMFC cathode environments with different acidities. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36, 1654 ‰ÛÒ 1663.
    • Higier, A., Liu, H. (2011).Effects of the difference in electrical resistance under the land and channel in a PEM fuel cell. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 36, 1664 ‰ÛÒ 1670.
    • Yang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2011).The effect of temperature on corrosion behavior of SS316L in the cathode environment of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 196, 5503-5510.
    • Ma, L., Shen, S., Jia, F., Liu, H., Guo, L. (2010).Modeling of water and temperature distribution in PEM fuel cell. J. Engineering Thermophysics (Chinese), 31, 2051-2056.
    • Matar, S., Liu, H. (2010).Effect of cathode catalyst layer thickness on methanol cross-over in a DMFC. Electrochimica Acta, 56, 600 - 606.
    • Yang, Y., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2010).Effect of fluoride ions on corrosion behavior of SS316L in simulated proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) cathode environments. J. Power Sources, 195, 5651-5659.
    • Higier, A., Liu, H. (2010).Optimization of PEM fuel cell flow field via local current measurement. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 35, 2144 ‰ÛÒ 2150.
    • Zhang, G., Guo, L., Ma, L., Liu, H. (2010).Simultaneous Measurement of Current and Temperature Distributions in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. J. Power Sources, 195, 3597‰ÛÒ 3604.
    • Matar, S., Higier, A., Liu, H. (2010).The effects of excess phosphoric acid in a Polybenzimidazole-based high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 195, 181-184.
    • Xu, C., Zhang, G., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2010).Numerical simulations of water transport in PEM fuel cells. J. Engineering Thermophysics (Chinese), 31, 1505-1508.
    • Sun, H., Zhang, G., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2009).A Study of Dynamic Characteristics of PEM Fuel Cells by Measuring Local Currents. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 34, 5529-5536.
    • Zhang, G., Ma, B., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2009).Comparison of current distributions in proton exchange membrane fuel cells with interdigitated and serpentine flow fields. J. Power Sources, 188, 213-219.
    • Higier, A., Liu, H. (2009).Direct measurement of current density under the land and channel in a PEM fuel cell with serpentine flow fields. J. Power Sources, 193, 639-648.
    • Shang, D., Ma, B., Zhang, G., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2008).Analysis of impedance with different discharge current in proton exchange membrane fuel cell. Journal of Xi‰Ûªan Jiaotong University, 42, 622-625.
    • Husar, A., Higier, A., Liu, H. (2008).In situ measurements of water transfer due to different mechanisms in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 183, 240-246.
    • Wang, L., Liu, H. (2008).Separate measurement of current density under the channel and the shoulder in PEM fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 180, 365-372.
    • de Armas, L., Liu, H., (2008).IL-21 augments natural killer effector functions in chronically HIV-infected individuals.. AIDS (London, England), 22, 1551-60. http://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0b013e3283089367
    • Ge, J., Liu, H. (2007).A three dimentional two phase flow model for a liquid-fed direct methanol fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 163, 907-915.
    • Han, J., Ge, J., Liu, H. (2007).An ultrasound enhanced direct methanol fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 164, 90-93.
    • Sun, H., Zhang, G., Guo, L., Dehua, S., Liu, H. (2007).Effects of Humidification Temperatures on Local Current Characteristics in a PEM Fuel Cell. J. Power Sources, 168, 400-407.
    • Han, J., Liu, H. (2007).Real time measurements of methanol crossover in a DMFC. J. Power Sources, 164, 166-173.
    • White, L., Krishnan, S., Liu, H., (2007).Differential effects of IL-21 and IL-15 on perforin expression, lysosomal degranulation, and proliferation in CD8 T cells of patients with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV).. Blood, 109, 3873-80. http://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2006-09-045278
    • Liu, Y., Guo, L., Yan, W., Liu, H. (2006).A composite visible-light photocatalyst for hydrogen production. J. Power Sources, 159, 1300-1304.
    • Yang, H., Guo, L., Yan, W., Liu, H. (2006).A novel composite photocatalyst for water splitting hydrogen production. J. Power Sources, 159, 1305-1309.
    • Sun, H., Zhang, G., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2006).A Novel Technique for Measuring Current Distribution in PEM Fuel Cells. J. Power Sources, 158, 326-332.
    • Ge, J., Liu, H. (2006).A three-dimensional mathematical model for liquid-fed direct methanol fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 160, 413-421.
    • You, L., Liu, H. (2006).A two-phase flow and transport model for PEM fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 155, 219-230.
    • Han, J., Zhou, X., Liu, H. (2006).Ab initio simulation on the mechanism of proton transport in water. J. Power Sources, 161, 1420-1427.
    • Ge, J., Higier, A., Liu, H. (2006).Effect of gas diffusion layer compression on PEM fuel cell performance. J. Power Sources, 159, 922-927.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2006).Effect of operating parameters on water transport in PEM fuel cells. Heat Transfer- Asian Research, 35, 89-100.
    • Zhou, T., Liu, H. (2006).The effects of electrical resistance of GDL in PEM fuel cells. J. Power Sources, 161, 444-453.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H., Zhang, G. (2006).Two-phase mass transfer and its effects in PEM fuel cells. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (Ch), 27, 262-264.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H., Zhang, G. (2005).Effects of operating parameters on water transport in PEM fuel cells. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics (in Chinese), 26, 257-260.
    • Ge, J., Liu, H. (2005).Experimental studies of a direct methanol fuel cell. J. Power Sources, 142, 56-69.
    • Sun, H., Liu, H., Guo, L. (2005).PEM fuel cell performance and its two-phase mass transport. J. Power Sources, 143, 125-135.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H., Zhang, G. (2005).Transport characteristics of water and proton in the membrane of PEM fuel cells. Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (in Chinese), 56, 1081-1085.
    • Liu, H., Zhou, T., Cheng,, P. (2005).Transport Phenomena Analysis in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. Journal of Heat Transfer, 127, 1363-1379.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H., Zhang, G. (2005).Two-phase transport of water in porous media of PEM fuel cells. Journal of Xi‰Ûªan Jiaotong University, 39, 1177-1180.
    • Zhou, T., Liu, H. (2004).A 3D model of PEM fuel cell operated on reformate. J. Power Sources, 138, 101-110.
    • Sun, H., Guo, L., Liu, H. (2004).Liquid water in PEM fuel cell cathode and its effects. Journal Chemical Industry and Engineering (in Chinese), 55, 215-219.
    • Wang, L., Liu, H. (2004).Performance studies of PEM fuel cell with interdigitated flow fields. J. Power Sources, 134, 185-196.
    • Wang, L., Husar, A., Zhou, T., Liu, H. (2003).A parametric study of PEM fuel cell performances. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 28, 1263-1272.
    • Kazim, A., Forges, P., Liu, H. (2003).Effects of cathode operating conditions on performance of a PEM fuel cell with interdigitated flow fields. Int. J. Energy Research, 27, 401-414.
    • Liu, H., Zhou, T. (2003).Fuel Cell Performance Augmentation by Mass Transfer Enhancement. J. Enhanced Heat Transfer, 10, 257.
    • You, L., Liu, H. (2002).A Two-Phase Flow and Transport Model for the Cathode of PEM Fuel Cells. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 45, 2277-2287.
    • Sarma, P., Srinivas, V., Rao, V., Kakac, S., Liu, H. (2002).Convective Condensation Heat Transfer in a Horizontal Condenser Tube. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 41, 295-301.
    • Zhou, T., Liu, H. (2002).Heat transfer enhancement in fuel cells with interdigitated flow field design. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2, 97-105.
    • Zhou, T., Liu, H. (2001).A General Three-Dimensional Model for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. International Journal of Transport Phenomena, 3, 177-198.
    • You, L., Liu, H. (2001).A parametric study of the cathode catalyst layer of PEM fuel cell suing a pseudo-homogeneous model. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 26, 991-999.
    • Cao, L., Kakac, S., Liu, H., Sarma, P. (2001).Theoretical Analysis of Pressure-drop Type Instabilities in an Upflow Boiling System with an Exit Restriction. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 37, 475-483.
    • Sarma, P., Srinivas, V., Rao, V., Kakac, S., Liu, L., Liu, H. (2001).Two-phase frictional pressure drop in a condenser tube. International Journal of Heat and Technology, 19, 69-74.
    • Sarma, P., Rao, V., Subrahmanyam, T., Kakac, S., Liu, H. (2000).A Method to Predict Two-phase Pressure Drop Using Condensation Heat Transfer Data. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 39, 184-190.
    • Gurau, V., Barbir, F., Liu, H. (2000).An Analytical Solution of a Half-Cell Model for PEM Fuel Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 147, 2468-2477.
    • Sopian, K., Liu, H., Kakac, S., Veziroglu, T. (2000).Performance of a Double Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector Suitable for Solar Drying Systems. Energy Conversion and Management, 41, 353-365.
    • Cao, L., Kakac, S., Liu, H., Sarma, P. (2000).The Effects of Thermal Non-equilibrium and Inlet Temperature on Two-Phase Flow Pressure-drop Type Instabilities in an Upflow Boiling System. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 39, 886-895.
    • Liu, H., You, L. (1999).Characteristics and Applications of the Cold heat Exergy of Liquefied Natural Gas. Energy Conversion and Management, 40, 1515-1525.
    • Sopian, K., Liu, H., Kakac, S., Veziroglu, T. (1999).Development of Design Curves for the Double-Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector. Journal of Energy and the Environment, 1, 51-62.
    • Kazim, A., Liu, H., Forges, P. (1999).Modeling of Performance of PEM Fuel Cells with Conventional and Interdigitated Flow Field. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 29, 1409-1416.
    • Gurau, V., Liu, H., Kakac, S. (1998).A Two Dimensional Non-Isothermal Mathematical Model for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. AIChE Journal, 44, 2410-2422.
    • Sopian, K., Liu, H., Kakac, S., Veziroglu, T. (1998).Performance Characteristics Curves for a Double-Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector. Journal of Industrial Technology, 7, 31-45.
    • Sopian, K., Liu, H., Kakac, S. (1997).Research and Development of Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector. International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 9, 382-392.
    • Sopian, K., Liu, H., Kakac, S., Veziroglu, T. (1996).Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Thermal Air Heaters. Energy Convers. Mgmt, 37, 1657-1670.
    • Liu, H., Ko̤ak, H., Kakac, S. (1995).Dynamical Analysis of Pressure-drop Type Oscillations with a Planar Model. Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 21, 851-859.
    • Liu, H., Kakac, S., Mayinger, F. (1994).Characteristics of Transition Boiling and Thermal Oscillation in an Upflow Convective Boiling System. Int. J. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 8, 195-205.
    • Liu, H., Kakac, S. (1991).An Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Flow Instabilities in a Convective Boiling Upflow System. WÌ_rme- und StoffÌ_bertragung, 26, 365-376.
    • Padki, M., Liu, H., Kakac, S. (1991).Two-phase Flow Pressure-drop Type and Thermal Oscillations. Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, 12, 240-248.
  • Refereed Books

    • Kakac, S., Liu, H. , Pramuanjaroenkij, A. (Eds.) Heat exchangers: Selction, Rating and Thermal Design. CRC Press.
    • Kakac, S., Liu, H. (Eds.) Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design, 2nd Edition. CRC Press.
    • Kakac, S., Liu, H. (Eds.) Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design. CRC.

    Book Chapters

    • Cao, L., Kakac, S., Liu, H. (1999). Dynamic Simulations of Pressure-Drop Type Instabilities in a Two-Phase Upflow Boiling System Including the Effect of Thermal Non-Equilibrium, in Applied Optical Measurements. (pp. 201-216). Springer.
    • Roy, S., Liu, H. (1999). Solar Heating, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. (pp. 649-658). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..