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Doug Aaron

Research Assistant Professor

Biography

2016 – Present

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Honors Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2014 – 2016

Senior Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2010 – 2014

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2005 – 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


Research

Diagnosis of electrochemical and physical phenomena that contribute to losses in high performance redox flow battery systems.

Cost reduction and performance enhancement of microbial fuel cells for simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity production.


Education

Ph.D., 2010, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

M.S., 2007, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

B.S., 2005, Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


Professional Service

Member - Electrochemical Society, American Society of Engineering Education

Current technical reviewer – Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Electrochimica Acta, Journal of Power Sources, Bioresource Technology, and Energies.

Senior Design project advisor.


Publications

Aaron, D.S.; Sun, C-N.; Bright, M.; Papandrew, A.B.; Mench, M.M.; Zawodzinski, T.A. In-situ kinetics studies in all-vanadium redox flow batteries. ECS Electrochemistry Letters20132: A29 – A31. 

 Aaron, D. S.; Liu, Q.; Tang, Z.; Grim, M.; Papandrew, A. B.; Turhan, A.; Zawodzinski, T. A.; Mench, M. M. Dramatic performance gains in vanadium redox flow batteries through modified cell architecture. Journal of Power Sources2012206: 450-453. 

 Clement, J.T.; Aaron, D.S.; Mench, M.M. In-situ localized current distribution measurements in all-vanadium redox flow batteries. Journal of the Electrochemical Society2016163 (1): A5220 – A5228. 

 Ashraf Gandomi, Y.; Aaron, D.S.; Zawodzinski, T.A.; Mench, M.M. In-situ potential distribution measurement and validated model for all-vanadium redox flow battery. Journal of the Electrochemical Society2016163 (1): A5188 – A5201. 

 Sun, C.N.; Delnick, F.M.; Aaron, D.S.; Papandrew, A.B.; Mench, M.M.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Resolving losses at the negative electrode in all-vanadium redox flow batteries using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of the Electrochemical Society2014161: A981 – A988. 

 Tang, Z.; Svoboda, R.; Lawton, J.; Aaron, D.; Papandrew, A.; Zawodzinski, T. Composition and conductivity of membranes equilibrates with concentrated solutions of sulfuric acid and vanadyl sulfate. Journal of the Electrochemical Society2013160: F1040-1047. 

 Lawton, J. S.; Aaron, D. S.; Tang, Z.; Zawodzinski, T. A. Qualitative behavior of vanadium ions in Nafion membranes using electron spin resonance. Journal of Membrane Science2013428: 38 – 45. 

 Aaron, D.S.; Sun, C-N.; Bright, M.; Papandrew, A.B.; Mench, M.M.; Zawodzinski, T.A. In-situ kinetics studies in all-vanadium redox flow batteries. ECS Electrochemistry Letters20132: A29 – A31. 

Sun, C.N.; Delnick, F.M.; Aaron, D.S.; Papandrew, A.B.; Mench, M.M.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Probing electrode losses in all-vanadium redox flow batteries with impedance spectroscopy. ECS Electrochemistry Letters20132: A43 – A45. 

 Tang, Z.; Keith, R.E.; Aaron, D.S.; Lawton, J.S.; Papandrew, A.B.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Proton exchange membrane performance characterization in VRFB. Electrochemical Society Transactions201241 (23): 25-34. 

 Aaron, D. S.; Borole, A. P.; Yiacoumi, S.; Tsouris, C. Effects of operating conditions on internal resistances in enzyme fuel cells studied via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.  Journal of Power Sources2012201: 59 - 65. 

 Lawton, J.S.; Aaron, D.S.; Tang, Z.; Zawodzinski, T.A. Electron spin resonance investigation of the effects of vanadium ions in ion exchange membranes for uses in VRFBs. Electrochemical Society Transactions201241 (23): 53 – 56. 

 Aaron, D. S.; Tang, Z.; Lawton, J. S.; Papandrew, A. B.; Zawodzinski, T. A. In-situ single electrode studies of an all-vanadium redox flow battery. Electrochemical Society Transactions, 201141 (23): 43 - 51. 

 Aaron, D. S.; Tang, Z.; Papandrew, A. B.; Zawodzinski, T. A. Polarization curve analysis of all-vanadium redox flow batteries.  Journal of Applied Electrochemistry201141 (10), 1175 – 1182. 

 Aaron, D.S.; Borole, A.P.; Hussey, D.S.; Jacobson, D.L.; Yiacoumi, S.; Tsouris C.  Quantifying the water content in the cathode of enzyme fuel cells via neutron imaging.  Journal of Power Sources2011196 (4), 1769-1775. 

 Tsouris, C.; Aaron, D.S.; Williams, K.A. Is carbon capture and storage really necessary?  Environmental Science and Technology201044(11), 4042 – 4045. 

 Book Contribution 

Aaron, D.S., Tsouris, C.  CO2 Capture in Energy Production.  Waste Gas Treatment for Resource Recovery (Chapter 18). IWA Publishing, London, England.  2006 

 


Contact Information

  • M003 Dougherty Engineering Bldg, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-680-8391
  • E-mail: daaron@utk.edu

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