Dr. Daryl Ludlow appointed as CATS Research Scientist

Dr. Daryl Ludlow has been appointed as a Research Scientist in the Center of Automation Science and Technologies (CATS).  Daryl's strong manufacturing background, particularly related to fuel cells, will be a great addition to the existing research program and strength of the CATS.  A brief biographical sketch of Daryl is attached below.

 

Daryl Ludlow's bio:

Dr. Daryl Ludlow’s professional background ranges from the fundamental research in electrochemical cells to the manufacturing of high speed, high density daughtercard connectors. Most recently he directed the development of electrochemical hydrogen recycling systems at H2Pump LLC for the reclamation of industrial hydrogen waste. His experience in electrochemical cells includes hydrogen pumps and fuel cells based on Nafion and Polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes. During his time at H2Pump he directed engineering efforts on a multi-phase three year NYSERDA program, three SBIR Phase I programs and one SBIR Phase II program as well as the development of multiple generations of PBI and Nafion based pumps and hydrogen recycling systems.

Prior to working at H2Pump Dr. Ludlow obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a focus on the in-situ measurement of water within electrochemical cells via neutron radiography. He obtained a MS in Manufacturing Engineering at Boston University with a focus on Micro Electromechanical Systems and the development of silicon based micro pumps for space based cryogenic cooling application. He also performed engineering design services in the area of semiconductor inspection equipment while obtaining his MS.

Before obtaining his Masters degree Dr. Ludlow worked as a process engineer at Teradyne Connection Systems in daughtercard manufacturing. He was responsible for the full range of product manufacturing and development. Manufacturing consisted of manual, automated and semi-automated processes involving the integration of custom molded insulators and stamped contacts. He developed Mexico-based manufacturing operations and procured tooling and automation as a member of the product development team.

Dr. Ludlow has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.