Natural Resources & Energy - Radenka Maric

Radenka Maric

Professor of Sustainable Energy
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Connecticut

Radenka Maric is CT Clean Energy Fund professor in Sustainable Energy at the School of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut (UConn). She earned her PhD in material science and energy from Kyoto University, Japan. She is also executive director for the Innovation Partnership Building and Tech Park.

Prior to joining the university, Maric served as a program manager and a group leader at the National Research Council of Canada's Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation. From 2001 to 2005, she was a program manager at nGimat in Atlanta, a manufacturer of thin films using proprietary technology. Previous to that, from 1996 to 2001, Maric was a senior scientist at the Japan Fine Ceramic Center, Nagoya, Japan.

Her industrial experience before joining UConn has given Maric expertise in integrating emerging market needs with technology capabilities. Her specific research interests include: fuel cells and batteries, hydrogen generation, nanomaterials and thin film coating, ceramic processing and gasification and biofuels.

She has received numerous awards for innovation and leadership development in Japan, Canada and the US. Maric has been a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Science, and is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. She holds more than 12 patents ranging from nanomaterials and coatings to fuel cells.