Matthew M. Mench

Matthew M. Mench

Dr. Matthew Mench received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University in 2000, where he became a professor in 2001 and founded the Fuel Cell Dynamics and Diagnostics Laboratory. In August of 2010 Prof. Mench moved to The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) where he is Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, and was appointed the Condra Chair of Excellence in Energy Storage and Conversion. Prof. Mench is also a joint faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and serves as faculty in the CIRE program, a joint ORNL/UTK Ph.D. Program in Energy Science. Prof. Mench has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, multiple book chapters, and has several patents. He is the author of a textbook entitled Fuel Cell Engines, published in February of 2008 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., now adopted by Universities worldwide. Prof. Mench serves as the Vice President for Development of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. In 2006, Dr. Mench received the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award for his fuel cell research, and was also the recipient of the 2009 Penn State Engineering Society Premier Teaching Award for his development of an undergraduate and graduate level curriculum in fuel cell science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering; Condra Chair of Excellence in Energy Storage and Conversion; Joint Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering; The University of Tennessee Knoxville