Skip to main content

Scott Mauger

Researcher IV-Chemical Engineering

Orcid ID

Dr. Mauger is a scientist in the Electrochemical Engineering and Materials Chemistry Group researching solution processing of materials for fuel cells. His work focuses on understanding the foundational connections between materials properties, dispersion formulation and processing, coating physics, film properties, and device performance. He uses a variety of techniques to characterize materials and devices, including dynamic light scattering, rheology, fuel cell testing, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He has expertise with many techniques for preparing individual samples (e.g., spin, blade, and spray coating) as well as roll-to-roll coating (e.g., gravure and slot-die) for multi-meter lengths. He also researches the processing of platinum-alloy catalyst materials and their incorporation into fuel cell electrodes. He also has extensive experience researching solution-processed organic photovoltaics using neutron reflectometry, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, ellipsometry, and atomic force microscopy.

Research Interests

Fuel cells

Colloidal science

Solution processing and coatings


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of California–Davis

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California–Davis

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

Featured Work

“Performance of platinum-nickel nanowires in PEMFC,” S.A. Mauger, S.M. Alia, S. Komini-Babu, S.S. Kocha, C. Ngo, K.E. Hurst, S. Pylypenko, S. Litster, B.S. Pivovar, K.C. Neyerlin, PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting, October 4, 2016, Honolulu, HI. MA2016-02 2447

“Doped interlayers for improved selectivity in organic photovoltaic devices.” S.A. Mauger, M.P Glasser, B.J. Tremolet de Villers, V.V. Duong, A.L. Ayzner, D.C. Olson, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, 3(2): 1500346.

“Effects of humidity during formation of zinc oxide electron contact layers from a diethylzinc precursor.” S.A. Mauger, K.X. Steirer, J. Boé, D.P. Ostrowski, D.C. Olson, S.R. Hammond, Organic Electronics, 2016, 31: 63–70.

“Printed module interconnects.” T.R. Stockert, J.D. Fields, G.F. Pach, S.A. Mauger, M.A.F.M. van Hest, 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2015, 1–4.

Bergqvist, J.; Mauger, S.A.; et al. (2013). "In situ reflectance imaging of organic thin film formation from solution deposition." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (114); pp. 89-98.

View all NREL publications for Scott Mauger.