BS, University of Maine; Ph.D., Cornell University
Dr. Robert Carter received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He then went on to be a Post Doc at the University of Liverpool (UK) for two years.
At RIT, has been teaching full time since 2015 in the Mechanical Engineering department and is the Associate Department Head for outreach. He also serves on the advisory board for the RIT Launch Initiative. Prior to teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department he conducted materials research for a couple years in the Biomedical Engineering department in the subject of inorganic nano-porous membranes
Prior to RIT, he worked in industry including five years at Precision Combustion, Inc., a small R & D firm in Connecticut where he developed advanced catalytic reactor technology for gas turbine and automotive engine applications. While there, he also founded and managed the catalyst development group. He then worked at General Motors’ Fuel Cell Activities for 13 years, where he developed technology in a wide range of areas including: hydrogen production from gasoline and natural gas, two-phase flow and liquid water management, spatially resolved membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA) diagnostics, and fuel cell stack durability.
- S. Gholizadeh, Z. Allahyari, R.N. Carter, L.F. Delgadillo, M. Blaquiere, F. Nouguier-Morin, N. Marchi, and T.R. Gaborski, "Robust and Gradient Thickness Porous Membranes for In Vitro Modeling of Physiological Barriers," Adv. Mater. Tech., 5 (2020) 2000474.
- “Ultrathin transparent membranes for cellular barrier and co-culture models,” Biofrabrication, 9 (2017) 015019.
- J.J. Miller, R.N. Carter, K.B. McNabb, J.D. Winans, J.-P.S. DesOrmeaux, C.C. Streimer, J.L. McGrath, and T.R. Gaborski, “Lift-off of Large-scale Ultrathin Nanomembranes,” J. Micromech. Microeng., 25 (2015) 015011.
- Z. Yu and R.N. Carter, “Measurement of Effective Oxygen Diffusivity in Electrodes for PEM Fuel Cells,” J. Power Sources, 195 (2010) 1079-1084.
- W. Gu, P.T. Yu, R.N. Carter, R. Makharia, and H.A. Gasteiger, “Modeling of Membrane-Electrode Assembly Degradation in Proton-Exchange-Membrane Fuel Cells – Start-Stop and Local-H2-Starvation-Induced Carbon Support Corrosion,” in Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry: Modeling and Diagnostics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Vol 49, U. Pasaogullari and C.-Y. Wang (eds.), Springer, New York, Chapter 2, pp 45-87, (2010).
- R.N. Carter, W. Gu, B. Brady, K. Subramanian, and H.A. Gasteiger, “MEA Degradation Mechanisms Studies by Current Distribution Measurements,” in Handbook of Fuel Cells –Advances in Electrocatalysts, Materials, Diagnostics and Durability, Volumes 5 & 6, W. Vielstich, H. A. Gasteiger and H. Yokokawa (eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, Chapter 56 , pp 829-843 (2009).
- B. Gao, T.S. Steenhuis, Y. Zevi, J.-Y. Parlange, R.N. Carter, and T.A. Trabold, “Visualization of Unstable Water Flow in a Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer,” J. Power Sources, 190 (2009) 493.
- Z.Y. Liu, B.K. Brady, R.N. Carter, B. Litteer, and M. Budinski, “Characterization of Carbon Corrosion-Induced Structural Damage of PEM Fuel Cell Cathode Electrodes,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 155 (2008) B979.