Prof. Ertan Agar

Dr. Ertan Agar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. His Ph.D. dissertation work was a combined experimental and modeling effort, which was aimed at understanding the species transport mechanisms governing capacity fade in vanadium redox flow batteries. Following his doctoral studies, Dr. Agar worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Chemical Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University. In this role, he worked on performance diagnostics of flowable slurry electrodes for cost-effective redox flow batteries. His research interest includes modeling and experimental diagnostics of flow-assisted electrochemical systems (e.g., redox flow batteries, capacitive deionization for water desalination and treatment, photoelectrochemical storage cells), mass/charge transport phenomena, electrochemical reaction kinetics, and flowable slurry electrodes. 

Research Interests

Electrochemical Engineering

Redox Flow Batteries

Mass/Charge Transport Phenomena

Performance Diagnostics