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Assistant Professor Hanping Ding


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - 2014 University of South Carolina
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering - 2009 University of Science and Technology of China
  • B.S. Materials Science - Jilin University, China

Research Interests

  • Hydrogen Production and related technologies (materials R&D, stack/modular demonstration)
  • Fuel Cells
  • Batteries
  • Electrocatalysis/membrane reactor/gas separation/high-temperature ceramics
  • Electrochemical Processing (natural gas direct conversion, CO2 electrochemical reduction, chemical synthesis)
  • Integrated Energy System
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Solid state ionics
  • Computational Modeling

Research and Work Experience

  • Materials Scientist/Engineer - Idaho National Laboratory (May 2019 to July 2022)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Energy and Environment S&T, Idaho National Laboratory (December 2017 to April 2019)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (September 2014 to November 2017)

Selected Publications

  • H. Ding, W. Wu, D. Ding, et al., “Self-Sustainable Protonic Ceramic Electrochemical Cells Using a Triple Conducting Electrode for Hydrogen and Power Production”, Nature Communications, 2020,
  • H. Ding, W. Wu, D. Ding, “Advancement of Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells at Idaho National Laboratory (INL)”, ECS Transactions, 2019,
  • P. Zhu, L. Wang, F. Stewart, D. Ding, J. Matz, P. Dong, H. Ding*, “Direct conversion of natural gases in solid oxide cells: A mini-review”, Electrochemistry Communications, 128 (2021) 107068.
  • C. Y. Regalado Vera, H. Ding*, D. Peterson, W. T. Gibbons, M. Zhou, D. Ding, “A mini-review on proton conduction of BaZrO3-based perovskite electrolytes”, J. Phys. Energy 3 (2021) 032019.
  • H. Ding, S. Fang, Y. Yang, Y. Yang, W. Wu, Z. Tao, “High-Performing and Stable Electricity Generation by Ceramic Fuel Cells Operating in Dry Methane Over 1000 hours”, Journal of Power Sources, 401 (2018) 322-328.
  • H. Ding, et al. “Electricity Generation in Dry Methane by A Durable Ceramic Fuel Cell with High-Performing and Coking-Resistant Layered Perovskite Anode”, Applied Energy, 233 (2018) 322-328.
  • H. Ding, N. Sullivan, S. Ricote, “Double perovskite Ba2FeMoO6-δ as fuel electrode for protonic-ceramic membranes”, Solid State Ionics, 306 (2017) 97-103.
  • H. Ding, Z. Tao, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, “A redox-stable direct-methane solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with Sr2FeNb0.2Mo0.8O6−δ double perovskite as anode material”, Journal of Power Sources, 327 (2016) 573-579.
  • H. Ding, Z. Tao, S. Liu, Jiujun Zhang, “A High-Performing Sulfur-Tolerant and Redox-Stable Layered Perovskite Anode for Direct Hydrocarbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5:18129, DOI: 10.1038/srep18129.
  • H. Ding, X. Xue, “An Interfacial Nanospike-Structured Cathode for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1 (2014) 1400008, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201400008.
  • H. Ding, X. Xue, “A Platinum Nanowire Network as A Highly Efficient Current Collector for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”, RSC Advances, 4 (2014) 11317.
  • H. Ding, B. Lin, X. Liu, G. Meng, “Low-Temperature Protonic Ceramic Membrane Fuel Cells (PCMFCs) with SrCo0.9Sb0.1O3-δ Cubic Perovskite Cathode”, Journal of Power Sources, 185 (2008) 937-940.
  • H. Ding, B. Lin, X. Liu, G. Meng, “High Performance Protonic Ceramic Membrane Fuel Cells (PCMFCs) with Ba0.5Sr0.5Zn0.2Fe0.8O3-δ Perovskite Cathode”, Electrochemistry Communications, 10 (2008) 1388-1391.
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Contact Info
(405) 325-4043
Felgar Hall 219B