John Christopher Bachman

John Christopher Bachman
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, ECST
Office Location: ET A-131
Phone: 323-343-4477 Email: john.bachman@calstatela.edu

 

 

Research Interests

Batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, electrochemistry, sustainable engineering, and education.

If you are interested in working with me in any of these areas, send me an email, and I would be happy to discuss.

 

Teaching Interests

Currently teaching: Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1500), Introduction to Mechanical Design (ME 2540), and Machine Shop (ME 1140)

Previously taught: Mechanical Vibrations, Fluid Mechanics, Physics, Calculus

Teaching Assistant for: Mechanical Design, Experimental Methods, Control Systems

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017, Minor in Education.

Dissertation: Organic electrodes and solid-state electrolytes for lithium electrochemical energy storage

 

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2012.

Thesis: Experimental investigation and optimization of PEMFC (proton exchange membrane fuel cell) parallel flow fields

 

Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2010.

 

Publications (Google Scholar Site)

  • Bachman J., Muy S., Grimaud A., Chang H.-H., Pour N., Lux S., Paschos O., Maglia F., Lupart S., Lamp P., Giordano L., Shao-Horn Y., Inorganic Solid-State Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries: Mechanisms And Properties Governing Ion Conduction, Chemical Reviews 116 (2016) 140-162.
  • Bachman J., Kavian R., Graham D., Kim D.Y., Noda S., Nocera D., Shao-Horn Y., Lee S.W., Electrochemical Polymerization of Pyrene Derivatives on Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Pseudocapacitive Electrodes, Nature Communications 6 (2015) 7040.
  • Bachman J., Charvet M., Santamaria A., Tang H., Park J.W., Walker R., Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Channel Length on Performance and Water Accumulation in a PEMFC Parallel Flow Field, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37 (2012) 17172-17179.
  • Bachman J., Santamaria A., Tang H., Park J.W., Investigation of PEMFC Parallel Flow Field with Induced Cross Flow, Journal of Power Sources 198 (2012) 143-148.
  • Bachman J., Muy S., Chang H-H., Giordano L., Maglia F., Lupart S., Lamp P., Shao-Horn Y., The relationship between enthalpy and entropy of migration in LISICON-like compounds, In preparation.
  • Muy S., Bachman J., Giordano L., Chang H-H., Delaire O., Kanno R., Maglia, F.; Lupart S., Lamp P., Shao-Horn Y., Descriptor for lithium conductivity based on lattice dynamics, Submitted to Nature Materials.
  • Sheberla D., Bachman J., Elias J., Shao-Horn Y., Dinca M., Conductive MOF Electrodes for Stable Supercapacitors with High Areal Capacitance, Nature Materials 16 (2017) 220-224.
  • Jiao K., Bachman J., Zhou Y., Park J.W., Effect of Induced Cross Flow on Flow Pattern and Performance of PEMFC, Applied Energy 115 (2014) 75-82.
  • Santamaria A., Bachman J., Park J.W., Design Strategy for a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Flow-field Capable of Switching between Parallel and Interdigitated Configurations, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (2013) 5807-5812.
  • Santamaria A., Bachman J., Park J.W., Cold-Start of Parallel and Interdigitated Flow-Field PEMFCs, Electrochimica Acta 107 (2013) 327-338.
  • Tong S., Bachman J., Santamaria A., Park J.W., Experimental Investigation on a PEMFC Parallel Flow Field Design with External Two-Valve Regulation on Cathode Channels, Journal of Power Sources 242 (2013) 195-201.
  • Tang H., Santamaria A., Bachman J., Park J.W., Vacuum-assisted Drying of PEMFC Membrane, Applied Energy 107 (2013) 264-270.
  • Kim D., Bachman J., White B., A Wind-tunnel Study of Wind Effects on Air-Cooled Condensers, Electric Power Research Institute, Agreement #EPP25312C12263, Product ID: 1024752, 2011.
  • Kim D., Bachman J., Patel A., White B., Environmental Science Associates, 525 Golden Gate: Wind Resources/Wind Turbulence, San Francisco Public Utility Commission, CS-833A, Task Order 20, 2010.
  • Bachman J., Patel A., White B., A Wind-tunnel Study of Exhaust Stack Emissions at the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program Expansion, Design and Construction Management, UC Davis, Project #9337500, 2011.
  • Bachman J., Patel A., White B., A Wind-tunnel Study of Exhaust Stack and Odor Emissions at the UC Davis Oxford Circle Dinning Commons, Design and Construction Management, UC Davis, Project #9512600, 2010.
  • Bachman J., Patel A., White B., Englekirk, Wind Tunnel Study of Pedestrian Level Wind Speeds: Casden Sepulveda Project, Los Angeles, CA, Englekirk, Job No. 11-6147, 2011.
  • Kim D., Bachman J., Patel A., Silla C., Taylor G., Tucker J., Giusti C., White B., A Wind-tunnel Study of Pedestrian Level Wind Conditions for the Proposed Expansion of Memorial Union and Bookstore at UC Davis, Architects and Engineers, UC Davis, Project # 9516800, 2009.