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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Joshua Gray

Title: Instructor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-7217
Office: 300 Main, A233
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Experienced engineer with a diverse background ranging from educational instruction and mentoring roles, extensive experience in research and development environments, entrepreneurial start-ups and community-based non-profit social work. Educational roles range from experience as a teaching assistant in graduate school chemical engineering laboratories, serving as a mentor and thesis committee member as an adjunct professor while working in the national laboratory system, and serving as a laboratory manager and instructor in the chemistry department at a state-supported liberal arts university. R&D experience primarily involves the application of electrochemical engineering to localized corrosion and sustainable energy applications. I have worked in such areas as materials compatibility and corrosion susceptibility of high temperature heat transfer fluids for solar energy, hydrogen storage and fuel cell applications, the development of alternative separations processes for used nuclear fuel, and battery component research and characterization. I participated in several start-ups in the areas of fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies, and am currently a co-founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the area of recovery from substance use disorder.


  • Ph.D - Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  2004
  • Master of Science - Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering Cum Laude, Carolina Honors College, 1997

Selected Publications

  • Olson, L. ; Fuentes, R. ; Martinez-Rodriguez, M. ; Garcia-Diaz, B. ; Gray, J. “Reducing Agent Effects on Haynes-230 in Molten Halide Salts, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 110, Reno, Nevada, June 15–19, 2014, pp. 859-862.
  • Olson, L.; Fuentes, R.; Martinez-Rodriguez, M.; Garcia-Diaz, B. ; Gray, J. “Impact of container Material in Corrosion Testing of Alloys in Molten Fluoride Salt.” Paper No. ES-FuelCell2014-6821., ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, 2014.
  • Inabinett, D.; Knight, T.; Adams, T.; and Gray, J. “Study of XeF2 fluorination potential against Rh2O3, RuO2, ZrO2, and U3O8 for use in reactive gas recycle of used nuclear fuel.” Prog. Nuclear Energy, 76, pp. 106. (2014)
  • Inabinett, D.; Knight, T.; Adams, T.; and Gray, J. “Study of XeF2 fluorination potential against SrO, MoO3, and Nb2O5 in TG/DTA for use in reactive gas recycle.” Prog. Nuclear Energy, 68, pp. 16. (2013)
  • Sherman, Steven; Gray, Joshua R.; Brinkman, Kyle S.; and Huang, Kevin. “Combustion-Assisted CO2 Capture Using MECC Membranes.” J. Membrane Sci., doi:10.1016/ j.memsci.2012.02.024. (2012)
  • Mohtadi, R.; Sivasubramanian, P.; Huang, S.; Stowe, A.; Gray, J.; Matsunaga, T.; and Zidan, R. “Alanate-borohydride material systems for hydrogen storage applications.” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, pp. 2388. (2012),
  • Anton, D.; Price, C.J.; Gray, J. “Affects of Mechanical Milling and Metal Oxide Additives on Sorption Kinetics of 1:1 LiNH2/MgH2 Mixture”. Energies, 4, pp. 826 (2011)

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