Yossef Elabd

Professor - Chemical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: (979) 845-7506

E-mail: elabd@tamu.edu

Departmental Page

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Energy (Fuel Cells, Capacitors, Batteries)
  • Polymers (Ionic Polymers, Block Copolymers, Polymer Membranes, Polymer Nanofibers, Transport and Thermodynamics in Polymers)

Awards & Honors

  • Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Bologna, 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007
  • DuPont Science and Engineering Award, 2005
  • ARO Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • NRC Postdoctoral Award, 2001


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1995


  • Salazar, M.; Richey, F.; Elabd, Y.A; Reznikov, M. Further Improvement of the Ionic Thermoelectric Generator. IEEE-IAS 2014, accepted for publication.


  • Forrey, C.; Saylor, D.M.; Silverstein, J.S.; Douglas, J.F.; Davis, E.M.; Elabd, Y.A. Prediction and Validation of Diffusion Coefficients in a Model Drug Delivery System Using Microsecond Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Vapor Sorption Analysis. Soft Matter 2014, in press. doi: 10.1039/C4SM01297F


  • Nykaza, J.R.; Ye, Y.; Elabd, Y.A. Polymerized Ionic Liquid Diblock Copolymers with Long Alkyl SideChain Length. Polymer 2014, 55, 3360-3369. Invited Contribution, Special Issue on Polymerized Ionic Liquids


  • Wang, X.; Richey, F.W.; Wujcik, K.; Ventura, R.; Mattson, K.; Elabd, Y.A. Effect of Polytetrafluoroethylene on Ultra-Low Platinum Loaded Electrospun/Electrosprayed Electrodes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. Electrochimica Acta 2014, 139, 217-224.


  • Zhang, L.; Kucera, L.R.; Ummadisetty, S.; Nykaza, J.R.; Elabd, Y.A.; Story, R.F.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Weiss, R.A. Supramolecular Multiblock Polystyrene-Polyisobutylene Copolymers via Ionic Interactions. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 4387-4396.


  • Wang, X.; Richey, F.W.; Wujcik, K.; Elabd, Y.A. Ultra-Low Platinum Loadings in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Electrodes Fabricated via Simultaneous Electrospinning/Electrospraying Method. J. Power Sources 2014, 264, 42-48. Y. A.


  • Dever, D.O.; Cairncross, R.A.; Elabd, Y.A. Nanofiber Cathode Catalyst Layer Model for a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. J. Fuel Cell Sci. & Tech. 2014, 11, 041007, 1-13.


  • Choi, U.H.; Ye, Y.; Salas de la Cruz, D.; Liu, W.; Winey, K.I., Elabd, Y.A.; Runt, J.; Colby, R.H. Dielectric and Viscoelastic Responses of Imidazolium-Based Ionomers with Different Counterions and Side Chain Lengths. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 777-790.


  • Liu, Y.; Kim, E.; Lee, M.E.; Zhang, B.; Elabd, Y.A.; Wang, Q.; White, I.M. Bentley, W.E.; Payne, G.F. Enzymatic Writing to Soft Films: Potential to Filter, Store and Analyze Biologically-relevant Chemical Information. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 480-491. Davis, E.M.; Elabd, Y.A. Water Clustering in Glassy Polymers. J. Phys. Chem. B 2013, 117, 10629-10640.