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Peter N. Pintauro

H. Eugene McBrayer Chair of Chemical Engineering


In the Pintauro group, we use nanofiber electrospinning techniques to fabricate membranes and electrodes for electrochemical energy storage and conversion devices. Cation and anion exchange membranes, for hydrogen/air and alkaline fuel cells, electrodialysis separations, and redox flow batteries, are produced by electrospinning one or more polymer nanofibers and then processing the resulting mat into a dense and defect-free composite membrane. In some cases, the electrospun fibers are blends of two or more polymers. We also electrospin polymer/particle mixtures to create nanofiber electrode mats for fuel cells and batteries, where such electrodes exhibit excellent short-term and long-term performance.


Fellow, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2014
Fellow, the Electrochemical Society, 2010
Inaugural H. Eugene McBrayer Professor of Chemical engineering, 2009
Kent Hale Smith Professor of Engineering (Case Western Reserve University), 2004
Outstanding Engineering Faculty Research Award, Tulane University, 2001

Selected Publications:

Electrospun and Cross-Linked Nanofiber Composite Anion Exchange Membranes. Park, AM; Turley, FE; Wycisk, RJ; Pintauro, PN, MACROMOLECULES, 47, 227-235 , (2014) View Abstract

Properties and Fuel Cell Performance of a Nanofiber Composite Membrane with 660 Equivalent Weight Perfluorosulfonic Acid. Ballengee, JB; Haugen, GM; Hamrock, SJ; Pintauro, PN, JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 160, F429-F435 , (2013) View Abstract