Ethiopian-American Scientist Sossina M. Haile Honored MRS 2018 Fellow ፕሮፌሰር ሶስና ሃይሌ የማቴሪያል ሪሰርች ሶሳይቲ ፌሎ ሆነው ተመረጡ



Sossina M. Haile, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and professor of applied physics at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, USA has become one of the honorees of the Material Research Society (MRS),  awarded to scientists notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide.

This year’s fellows are 16 and come from Asian, European and US universities.

MRS stated that Sossina is honored because For advancing fundamental understanding of oxide electrochemistry and thermochemistry as relevant to sustainable energy technologies, and for her leadership in engaging an international community of materials researchers.”  Recently, a team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.

Last year, Forbes had reported that Sossina Haile developed the first solid-acid fuel cell. Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity, and are already being used commercially in low-emission vehicles and portable power banks.