Jae Wan Park, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, UC Davis Green Transportation Laboratory
  • Director Kor-US Transportation Study Program, ITS-Davis
  • Director UC Davis Formula Hybrid racing team
  • Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells: a. Flow field design, test and modeling to improve performance and stability. b. PEM fuel cell cold start and water management
  • Lithium ion battery: a. Test and modeling to investigate temperature effect and thermal management. b. Demonstration of smart electrical energy storage (EES) system using second life EV batteries
  • HEV power train design and simulation


Dr. Jae Wan Park is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Davis.

His research interests include green energy systems with batteries and proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

His research team has recently developed a neutron radiography/tomography system for fuel cells and batteries at the UC Davis McLellan Nuclear Radiation Center.

Using the developed system he has been performing various experiments to investigate heat and mass transport phenomena in the fuel cells and batteries.

Since 2000, he has published over 50 academic articles including two book chapters and 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings.

He is the director of  the UC Davis Green Transportation Laboratory, Kor-US Transportation Study Program at ITS-Davis, and the UC Davis Formula Hybrid racing team. He is actively contributing to the fuel cells, batteries, and hybrid power system area as a reviewer for and on the editorial board of many journals.

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