Entrant Profile

Dong Ding

Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho United States


Company: Idaho National Laboratory


Profession: Scientist


Inspired by: Dr. Dong Ding is a senior staff engineer/scientist in the directorate of Energy and Environmental Science & Technology at Idaho National Laboratory, leading the chemical processing group of 21 researchers in the electrochemical area. He is a principal investigator for multi-projects including direct funded and LDRD. Dr. Ding is a technical lead of HydroGEN of Energy Materials Network under the DOE-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)-Fuel Cell Technology Office. His lab has fully equipped capabilities of HT roll-to-roll (HT-R2R), solid oxide additive manufacturing (SOAM), high throughput materials testing (HTMT), elevated temperature electrocatalysis (ETEC), advanced synthesis and bulk supply of powders (ASBSP) as well as electrode engineering and diagnosis (EED). Dr. Ding is also an affiliate faculty and adjunct professor in the Departments of Chemical & Materials Engineering at New Mexico State University and University of Idaho, respectively. Prior to joining INL, he was Sr. Materials Engineer at Redox Power Systems in Maryland. Dr. Ding received his doctorate in material science at the University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), where he also earned a bachelor’s in materials chemistry. He was a postdoctoral fellow at West Virginia and National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) in Morgantown, W.V. (2009-2010) and at Georgia Institute of Technology (2010-2014). Dr. Ding has over 90 peer-reviewed publications with an H index of 35 where 3 are highly cited (ESI) and 32 have an impact factor >10. He also holds 3 US patent and 11 patent applications. Dr. Ding served as an editorial board member for Journal of Power Sources Advances. He received several prestigious awards including the Most Promising Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) 2020 and Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) far West Awards in the category of Outstanding Technology Development. His current research interests relate to INL’s two primary initiatives: advanced design and manufacturing (ADM) and integrated energy systems (IES), including natural gas upgrading, high temperature electrolysis, advanced manufacturing of solid oxide cells/stacks, CO2 conversion, ammonia electrosynthesis, fuel cells, electrocatalysis, and batteries.