James H Fletcher

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

Clean and Renewable Energy

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
Dissertation: “Efficiency and Emission Concerns of Fuel Cell Vehicles”
December, 1999

 

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
Thesis: “ Component and System Modeling of Fuel Cell System”
August, 1990


Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
May, 1985
 

Biography

Grants and Contracts Awarded

“Militarized DMFC Laptop Power Supply"; funded by the U.S. army CERDEC, Department of Defense, ≈$2,700,000, 24 months ending January 19, 2013

“Support services for the Implementation of the FDOT Mobile Retroreflectivity Unit (MRU)”; funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, $168,725, 24 months, ending June 30, 2013

"Continued Integration of HVS Instrumentation Data into the Overall APT Effort"; funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, $94,394, 18 months,  ending June 2014

“Proficient Integration of HVS Instrumentation Data into the Overall APT Effort”; funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, $187, 937, 36 months, ending in December, 2012

“New MEA Materials for Improved Performance, Durability, and Cost"; funded by the Department of Energy, ≈$3,125,000, 30 months ending June 30, 2012

“Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell for Mobile Computing”; funded by the Department of Energy, ≈$3,125,000, 24 months ending December 31, 2011
 

Publications & Presentations

“Critique and Improvement of a One-Dimensional Semianalytical Model of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”; Kuo, Lear, Fletcher, and Crissalle; Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology; accepted for publication; 10 pages

“Water Crossover Experiments in an Open-Cathode Direct Methanol Fuel Cell”; Technical Publication: ESFuelCell2011-54674 C.C. Kuo, L.M. Neal, William Lear, O.D. Crisalle, Univ. of
Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, J.H. Fletcher, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, United States; Proceedings of the 5th International Conference Energy Sustainability & 9th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, ESFuelCell 2011, August 7-10, 2011, Washington, DC, USA

“Effect of Liquid Barrier Layer on Open-Cathode Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Systems Control”; ID#: 1051754 Presentation Type: Technical Paper; 9th Annual Int. Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; San Diego, CA, 31 Jul – 3 Aug, 2011 Session: FCTE-6, Renewable and Alternative Energy I, August 2, 2011 (date is subject to change)

Fletcher, J. and Lear, W.E., “Compact DMFC System for Laptop Hybrid Power Supply,” 2011 Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov.1-3, 2011, Abstract and Poster No. 331.

Credle, S., Lear, W.E., Fletcher, J., Gaynor, T., Butler, A., and Kumar, S., “Parametric Experiments to Characterize the Performance of a Microporous Gas-Liquid Separation (GLS) Membrane for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Application,” 2011 Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov.1-3, 2011, Abstract and Poster No. 330.

“Design and Characterization Techniques for a Liquid Barrier Layer for use in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells”; Crissalle, Lear, and Fletcher; Conference on Advanced Materials for Sensors, Electronic Devices and Renewable Energy; Najran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 14-16, 2012
 

FletcherContact Information

Building 50, Room 3120

(904) 620-1844

jfletche@unf.edu