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Jan 21

Dr. Matthew Mench, Dean, UTK Tickle College of Engineering

January 21 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

This meeting is open for both in-person and virtual attendees who are ETEC members and their guests. No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the University of Tennessee lifted its campus-wide mask mandate. In-person participants at ETEC meetings are not required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

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Dr. Matthew M. Mench
Dean, Tickle College of Engineering, Condra Chair, and Chancellor’s Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


July 2021-present
Dean, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

March 2021-June 2021
Interim Dean, Tickle College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aug 2013-March 2021
Condra Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Faculty, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Energy and Transportation Science Division

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professor/Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University


  • Electrochemical power conversion and storage including polymer electrolyte fuel cells, flow battery systems, and biological energy systems.
  • Multi-phase transport visualization and characterization.
  • Computational simulation of electrochemical power conversion and storage systems.
  • Electrochemical methods of hazardous waste conversion.
  • Simulation of the influence of rapidly evolving socio-cultural factors on decision making and group opinion dynamics.


PhD, 2000, The Pennsylvania State University

MSME, 1996, The Pennsylvania State University

BSME, 1994, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Service

  • ASME Fellow
  • ASME Department Head Executive Committee
  • Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
  • Former Executive Vice President, International Associate for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)
  • Associate Editor (Emeritus), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Invited speaker to over 60 Universities, Research Laboratories, and Conferences
  • Reviewer for Numerous Journals
  • Conference Chair, 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Fuel Cells
  • Advisory Board Member, Session Chair, or Organizer for Numerous Technical Conferences
  • NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Awardee 2007
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, Electrochemical Society
  • NASA Graduate Research Fellowship (GSRP) 2000

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2020 Chancellor’s Professor
  • 2016 List of The 150 Most Cited Scholars in Energy Research by Elsevier Scopus Data
  • UT College of Engineering Translational Research Award, 2016
  • UT Research Foundation Start Up Award, 2016
  • The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014
  • 2013 UTK College of Engineering Research Fellow Award
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers (top 1% cited authors in engineering category for 2002-2012)
  • Outstanding  and Premier Teaching Awards, Penn State Engineering Society 2006 and 2009.


January 21
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Event Category:


Hybrid: In-Person & Online
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States
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