prof. madya dr. mahendra rao a/l somalu

pensyarah universiti

institut sel fuel (selfuel)

 mahen@ukm.edu.my

No. sambungan :  60389118522

No. rasmi:
UKM : 03 8921 5555



   Biografi/ Biography :

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahendra Rao is currently a senior research fellow at the Fuel Cell Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He was awarded the PhD degree from the Imperial College London in 2012 in the field of fuel cell engineering. His current research focuses on solid oxide fuel cells, gasification of biomass and hydrogen energy. In SOFC, his research focusses on both conventional SOFC and proton-conducting SOFCs, especially in the materials development for low temperature SOFCs. He is active in writing journals focusing on fuel cells and hydrogen energy. He has published more than 90 articles in international journals and more than 20 articles in proceedings of national and international conferences. He has a close collaboration with the SOFC team from Imperial college with some publication in high impact journals. In 2018, he was awarded as one of the outstanding publishers in the science field, namely “Anugerah Bitara UKM 2018” from UKM. Currently, he is actively focused on the development of 1 kW SOFC prototype for application using biogas as fuel.

  • shammya afroze, hidayatul qayyimah hj hairul absah, md sumon reza, mahendra rao somalu, jun-young park, saeed nekoonam, alibek issakhov, abul kalam azad.  (2021).  structural and electrochemical properties of lanthanum silicate apatites la10si6-x-0.2alxzn0.2o27-d for solid oxide fuel cells (sofcs).  - international journal of chemical engineering.  1-10. 

     

    andanastuti muchtar;mahendra rao a/l somalu;nurul akidah binti baharuddin.  (2021).  electrochemical characteristics of heterophase ceria/zirconia-based composite electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells.  -

     

    w.n.a. wan yusoff, n.a. baharuddin, m.r. somalu, s.a. muhammed ali, a. muchtar, m. anwar.  (2021).  preliminary electrical behaviour studies on lini1-xruxo2 (x=0,0.1,0.2) as potential electrode for reversible solid oxide fuel cell.  - 1st international symposium of reaction engineering, catalysis & sustainable energy (recase2021).  1-4. 

     

    isyraf aznam, joelle c.w. mah, andanastuti muchtar, mahendra r. somalu, mariyam j. ghazali.  (2021).  electrophoretic deposition of (cu,mn,co)3o4 spinel coating on sus430 ferritic stainless steel: process and performance evaluation for solid oxide fuel cell interconnect applications.  - journal of the european ceramic society.  1360-1373. 

     

    wan ramli bin wan daud;mahendra rao a/l somalu;mimi hani binti abu bakar.  (2021).  development of a novel microbial integrated cell for simultaneous hydrogen production, industrial waste treatment and desalination.  -

     

    isyraf aznam, joelle c.w. mah, andanastuti muchtar, mahendra r. somalu, mariyam j. ghazali.  (2021).  electrophoretic deposition of (cu,mn,co)3o4 spinel coating on sus430 ferritic stainless steel: process and performance evaluation for solid oxide fuel cell interconnect applications.  - journal of the european ceramic society.  1360-1373. 

     

    wan nor anasuhah wan yusoff, mahendra rao somalu, nurul akidah baharuddin, andanastuti muchtar, lai jian wei.  (2020).  enhanced performance of lithiated cathode materials of lico0.6x0.4o2 (x = mn, sr, zn) for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cell applications.  - international journal of energy research.  11783-11793. 

     

    siti mariam daud, wan ramli wan daud, mimi hani abu bakar, byung hong kim, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, jamaliah md jahim, s. a. muhammed ali.  (2020).  low-cost novel clay earthenware as separator in microbial electrochemical technology for power output improvement.  - bioprocess and biosystems engineering.  1369-1379. 

     

    nurul akidah baharuddin, nurul farhana abdul rahman, hamimah abd. rahman, mahendra rao somalu, mohd azham azmi, jarot raharjo.  (2020).  fabrication of high-quality electrode films for solid oxide fuel cell by screen printing: a review on important processing parameters.  - international journal of energy research.  8296-8313. 

     

    ahmad zubair yahaya, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, shaharin anwar sulaiman, wan ramli wan daud.  (2020).  effects of temperature on the chemical composition of tars produced from the gasification of coconut and palm kernel shells using downdraft fixed-bed reactor.  - fuel: the science and technology of fuel and energy.  1-12. 

     

    shammya afroze, hidayatul qayyimah hj hairul absah, md sumon reza, mahendra rao somalu, jun-young park, saeed nekoonam, alibek issakhov, abul kalam azad.  (2021).  structural and electrochemical properties of lanthanum silicate apatites la10si6-x-0.2alxzn0.2o27-d for solid oxide fuel cells (sofcs).  - international journal of chemical engineering.  1-10. 

     

    damisih, ade utami hapsari, agustanhakri, yelvia deni, mahendra anggaravidya, oka pradipta arjasa, jarot raharjo, mahendra rao somalu.  (2020).  characteristics of gadolinium doped cerium at different calcination temperatures for intermediate temperature sofc.  - sains malaysiana.  3189-3196. 

     

    abdullah abdul samat, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, hamimah abd. rahman & nafisah osman.  (2020).  pengaruh agen kimia berbeza terhadap penguraian terma dan pembentukan fasa bahan la0.6sr0.4coo3-d yang disediakan melalui kaedah sol-gel.  - sains malaysiana.  3197-3208. 

     

    teoh min wei, wan ramli wan daud, tahereh jafary, mahendra rao somalu, samuel reinhard ignatius sitorus, mimi hani abu bakar.  (2020).  low operating cost approach in spirulina platensis bio-photovoltaic cell.  - international journal of nanotechnology.  840-856. 

     

    abdul azim jais, s. a. muhammed ali, mustafa anwar, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, wan nor roslam wan isahak, nurul akidah baharuddin, kean long lim, nigel p. brandon.  (2020).  performance of ni/10sc1cesz anode synthesized by glycine nitrate process assisted by microwave heating in a solid oxide fuel cell fueled with hydrogen or methane.  - journal of solid state electrochemistry.  711-722. 

     

    wan nor anasuhah wan yusoff, nurul akidah baharuddin*, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, abdullah abdul samat.  (2020).  a short review on selection of electrodes materials for symmetrical solid oxide fuel cell.  - iop conf. series: materials science and engineering.  1-5. 

     

    abdullah abdul samat, siti hajar alias, murizam darus, mahendra rao somalu, nurul akidah baharuddin, nafisah osman.  (2020).  thermal decomposition, phase formation and microstructure analysis of surfactant assisted sol-gel derived la0.6sr0.4coo3-d material.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    n w norman, w n a wan yusoff, a a jais, m r somalu and a muchtar.  (2019).  development of sr0.6ba0.4ce0.9pr0.1o3-d electrolyte for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cell application.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    nur lina rashidah rashid, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, wan nor roslam wan isahak.  (2019).  properties of pr and in-doped bazrcey-based electrolyte for proton conducting fuel cell systems.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    nurul akidah baharuddin, wan nor anasuhah wan yusoff, andanastuti muchtar, mahendra rao somalu, abdullah abdul samat, mustafa anwar.  (2019).  influence of layer numbers on the structural and electrical performance of cobalt-free srfe0.5ti0.5o3-d cathode for ntermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cell application.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-5. 

     

    wan nor anasuhah wan yusoff, nurul akidah baharuddin*, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, abdullah abdul samat.  (2020).  a short review on selection of electrodes materials for symmetrical solid oxide fuel cell.  - iop conf. series: materials science and engineering.  1-5. 

     

    abdullah abdul samat, siti hajar alias, murizam darus, mahendra rao somalu, nurul akidah baharuddin, nafisah osman.  (2020).  thermal decomposition, phase formation and microstructure analysis of surfactant assisted sol-gel derived la0.6sr0.4coo3-d material.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    c k ng, s ramesh, c y tan, a muchtar, m r somalu, w s samuel lew, c h ting, y d chuah and u sutharsini.  (2019).  thermal stability behaviour of scandia stabilised zirconia.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    n w norman, w n a wan yusoff, a a jais, m r somalu and a muchtar.  (2019).  development of sr0.6ba0.4ce0.9pr0.1o3-d electrolyte for proton-conducting solid oxide fuel cell application.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    nur lina rashidah rashid, mahendra rao somalu, andanastuti muchtar, wan nor roslam wan isahak.  (2019).  properties of pr and in-doped bazrcey-based electrolyte for proton conducting fuel cell systems.  - iop conference series: earth and environmental science.  1-6. 

     

    muhammed ali s.a, andanastuti muchtar, mahendra rao somalu.  (2017).  advances in materials processing and integrity non-metals and hybrids.  - 20. 

     

    muhammed ali s.a, andanastuti muchtar, mahendra rao somalu.  (2017).  advances in materials processing and integrity non-metals and hybrids.  - 20. 

     

    wan ramli bin wan daud;mahendra rao a/l somalu;mimi hani binti abu bakar.  (2021).  development of a novel microbial integrated cell for simultaneous hydrogen production, industrial waste treatment and desalination.  -

     

    nurul akidah binti baharuddin;andanastuti muchtar;mahendra rao a/l somalu.  (2021).  pembuatan dan pencirian katod komposit bebas kobalt srfe1-xtixo3-d - sm0.2ce0.8o1.9 (sft-sdc) bagi aplikasi sel fuel oksida pepejal bersuhu sederhana..  -

     

    w.n.a. wan yusoff, n.a. baharuddin, m.r. somalu, s.a. muhammed ali, a. muchtar, m. anwar.  (2021).  preliminary electrical behaviour studies on lini1-xruxo2 (x=0,0.1,0.2) as potential electrode for reversible solid oxide fuel cell.  - 1st international symposium of reaction engineering, catalysis & sustainable energy (recase2021).  1-4. 

     

    andanastuti muchtar;mahendra rao a/l somalu;nurul akidah binti baharuddin.  (2021).  electrochemical characteristics of heterophase ceria/zirconia-based composite electrolyte materials for solid oxide fuel cells.  -

     

    mahendra rao a/l somalu;andanastuti muchtar;nurul akidah binti baharuddin.  (2021).  the influence of real tars produced from the biomass gasification of palm and coconut shells on the performance of ni-based anodes of solid oxide fuel cells .  -