Rangachary Mukundan

Dr. Rangachary Mukundan (Mukund)

Rangachary Mukundan

Deputy Director
LANL

Dr. Rangachary Mukundan (Mukund) is a technical staff member in the Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices (MPA-11) group of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) in 1997.  His current research interests include fuel cells, electrolyzers, energy storage devices, and electrochemical gas sensors. He currently serves as a Deputy Director in the M2FCT (Million Mile Fuel Cell Truck) consortium and as an LTE Durability liaison in the H2NEW (Hydrogen from Next-generation Electrolyzers of Water) consortium and is focused on developing accelerated stress tests (ASTs) for both fuel cells and electrolyzers. He is also the Principal Investigator on projects developing non-aqueous flow batteries and catalysts for electrochemical ammonia synthesis. He is the co-inventor on 7 US patents and has authored over 180 peer-reviewed journal and transaction papers, cited over 8500 times. His work has also been recognized through numerous awards including two R&D 100 awards (1999, 2017), the Scientific American’s top 50 Science and Technology achievements for 2003, the J.B Wagner Award of the High-Temperature Materials Division of the Electrochemical Society in 2005, and the Sensor Division outstanding achievement award in 2016. He is a fellow of the ECS, served on the Board of Directors of the Electrochemical Society from 2006-2008 as the sensor division chair, and was the technical editor in the area of Sensors and Measurement Sciences for the ECS Journals (2011-2018).