Y. Sam Park, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
215 Sackett Hall
Dr. Park’s research interests include electrochemical energy conversion/storage and renewable/sustainable energy. Current efforts include catalytic fuel processing for clean energy applications, ceramic and composite materials' development for sustainable energy, and simulation/analysis of multi-scale transport phenomena and catalytic reaction in fuel cells and biofuels.
in mechanical engineering, Texas A&M University, 2007.
M.Sc. in mechanical engineering, Texas A&M University, 2003.
B.Eng. in mechanical engineering, Kyungpook National University, 1999.
appointment as assistant professor - 2010.
Portion of time committed to teaching - 50 percent.
Portion of time committed to research and scholarly activities - 40 percent.
Portion of time committed to institutional and professional service - 10 percent.
08/10-Present, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant professor.
11/09-07/10, NexTech Materials, Ltd., Lewis Center, OH. Senior Engineer.
06/05-11/09, Arbin Instruments, College Station, TX. Senior Engineer.
01/01-05/05, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. E3 (Engines, Emissions, Energy) Laboratory, Research Assistant.
09/03-08/04, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Heat Transfer Laboratory, Teaching Assistant.
1. Y. Park and J. A. Caton, “Development of a PEM Stack and Performance Analysis Including the Effects of Water Content in the Membrane and Cooling Methods,” Journal of Power Sources Volume 179, Issue 2 (2008) pp. 584-591.
2. Y. Park and J. A. Caton, “An Experimental Investigation of the Electro‐osmotic Drag Coefficients in a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2008) Vol.33 Issue 24, pp. 7513-7520.
3. Y. Park and J. A. Caton, “An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of the Environmental Conditions and the Channel Depth for an Air-Breathing Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC),” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2008) (041016) pp. 1-9.
4. Y. Park and J. A. Caton, “Monitoring an electrode flooding through the back pressure in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell,” International Journal of Green Energy, Volume 5, Issue 5 (2008) pp.347-359.
5. Y. Park, A. Parulian, and J. A. Caton, “A Study of Relative Humidity and Water Transport in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC),” in 2007 Proceedings of the ASME 5th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, June 18 – 20, 2007, New York, NY.
6. Y. Park, A. Parulian, and J. A. Caton, “Effects of Temperature and Stoichiometric Ratio on Performance of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC),” Proceedings of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2007, pp. 327-338.
Scientific and Professional Societies
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Member
ECS (Electrochemical Society) Member
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Member
ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Member
KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association) Member
Honors and Awards
Employee of the year, Arbin Instruments, College Station, TX, 2006
Mechanical Engineering Scholarship, Texas A&M University, College Station, 2004 – 2005
Full scholarship, Kyungpook National University, S. Korea, 1996 – 1998
Leadership award from 3rd divisional commander, Army, South Korea , 1996
Professional Development Activities
Attended /presented several technical conferences - Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Fuel Cell Expo, and ASME conferences.