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Dr. Jahangir Masud has joined the EERC as a Research Scientist in the Electrochemical Process Development group. Masud works with a multidisciplinary team to conduct research on platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts on carbon-free supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications.

“As an electrochemist in the field of energy, I knew the EERC to be one of the pioneer research centers providing solutions to today's most critical energy and environmental challenges through innovative science and engineering,” said Masud. 

His principal areas of interest and expertise include energy storage and conversion, electrocatalyst synthesis, and electrocatalysis. He is currently working on a project to develop carbon-free catalyst support for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). 

“I am an electrochemist, so this is exactly the type of role I was looking for. At the EERC, I have freedom to explore different research areas in the field of energy. I am confident I will help make a major contribution and become a valuable member of the energy research team,” said Masud. 

Masud holds a Doctor of Science in Electrochemistry from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He received his Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. 

Originally from Bangladesh, Masud moved to the United States in December 2012 when he joined the University of Kansas Chemical & Petroleum Engineering department as a research scholar. Prior to joining the EERC, Masud served as a Research Associate at Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri. 

Masud is the proud father of two sons, one who just entered 2nd grade and one who just turned 1 year old. In his free time, Masud and his wife enjoy spending time with their sons as well as fishing, kayaking, traveling, and playing badminton.