Meet the Organizers


Subhash C. Singhal
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Subhash C. Singhal is presently a Battelle Fellow Emeritus at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). From 1971 to 2000, he worked at Siemens Power Generation (formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation), where he conducted and/or managed major research, development, and demonstration programs for various energy conversion systems.

From 1984 to 2000, he was manager of Fuel Cell Technology there, responsible for the development of solid oxide fuel cells for stationary power generation. From 2000 to 2013, he was at PNNL as a Battelle Fellow and Director-Fuel Cells, and provided senior technical, managerial, and commercialization leadership to the Laboratory’s extensive fuel cell programs.

Dr. Singhal is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Washington State Academy of Sciences; a Fellow of four professional societies (American Ceramic Society, The Electrochemical Society, ASM International, and American Association for the Advancement of Science); and a senior member of the Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). He serves on the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals, Advisory Boards of several universities and institutes, and on many national and international advisory panels. He also served on ECS’s Board of Directors during 1992-1994 and continues as the Chairman of its International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells held biennially since 1989.

Dr. Singhal has received many awards including the Outstanding Achievement Award in High Temperature Materials of the Electrochemical Society, the Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Award of the American Ceramic Society, Invited Professorship Award from the Japan Ministry of Science, Education and Culture, Christian Friedrich Schoenbein Gold Medal of the European Fuel Cell Forum, the Fuel Cell Seminar Award, and the prestigious Grove Medal for sustained advances in fuel cell technology.


Tatsuya Kawada
Tohoku University

Tatsuya Kawada is a professor of Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University. His recent works are on chemical, electrochemical and mechanical properties of the materials used for solid oxide fuel cells. From1986 to 1995, he worked at National Chemical Laboratory for Industry (later, National Institute for Materials and Chemical Research). From 1995 to 2006, he was an associate professor at Research Institute for Scientific Measurements (later, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials), Tohoku University. In 2006, he moved to the current position.

Dr. Kawada is a board member of The SOFC Society of Japan. He serves as co-chairs of symposiums in the academic meetings such as Electrochemical Society, International Society of Solid State Ionics, and American Ceramics Society (MS&T) as well as in the SOFC-XIII symposium held in Okinawa in 2013.

Meeting Organization

SOFC-XV is managed by ECS (The Electrochemical Society; Pennington, NJ, USA). For additional information, please send an e-mail message to or contact 1-609-737-1902