Dr. Adam Hollinger is a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering department at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He received a B.S. in Engineering Science (2006) from the Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2009), and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2012) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His recent Ph.D. work was centered on the design, manufacture, and characterization of thin, polymer-based fuel cells for portable power applications.
Dr. Hollinger joined the Penn State Behrend faculty in August 2012. Prior to joining the faculty at PSU Behrend, he taught part-time in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Technology at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois while completing his Ph.D.
Dr. Hollinger is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the Electrochemical Society (ECS). He served as a teaching assistant for three semesters at the University of Illinois and was named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent each semester. He has received the Teacher Scholar Certificate (2011) as well as the Graduate Teacher Certificate (2010) from the University of Illinois’ Center for Teaching Excellence.
Courses for Fall 2012
Strength of Materials
Materials Testing Laboratory
Courses Previously Taught
Fluids and Heat Transfer (TA)
Materials Testing Laboratory (TA)
Dr. Hollinger’s research focuses on energy conversion at the microscale. Most recently, he designed, manufactured, and characterized a stackable, all-polymer fuel cell for portable power applications. In prior work, he introduced a nanoporous separator to minimize fuel crossover in a microscale fuel cell. He has characterized various microfluidic fuel cells using different fuels, oxidants, catalysts, and media, and has demonstrated electrohydrodynamic-jet deposition of catalysts.
Tau Beta Pi
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Reviewer for the following journals
Journal of Power Sources
Lab on a Chip
Presenter, University of Illinois Graduate Academy for College Teaching (2011, 2012)
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