Dr. Jahangir Masud is an Electrochemical Process Development Engineer at the EERC, where he works on a multidisciplinary team to conduct research focused on synthesis of support materials for catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications, ammonia-based storage technology, Li-halogen batteries, rare-earth element (REE) extraction, and electrochemical enhancement of ethanol fermentation. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrochemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and an M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. Prior to his position at the EERC, he served as a Research Associate at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.
Jahangir’s principal areas of interest and expertise include electrocatalysts and catalysis; energy storage and conversion, especially fuel cell; water splitting; supercapacitors; CO2 to fuels; batteries; REE extraction; electrochemical enhancement of ethanol fermentation; and sensors. Jahangir has coauthored more than 30 professional publications on electrochemistry and energy storage and conversion.
Jahangir has been working at the EERC since August 2019 as a Postdoc Research Scientist and is looking forward to continued work on critical energy solutions. He is from Bangladesh and grew up in Mymensingh, the educational hub of north-central Bangladesh. He and his wife are proud parents to two boys: a 4th grader and a 3-year-old. He enjoys fishing, gardening, exploring, and spending time with his family.