Materials and components for low temperature fuel cells (PEFC), including intermediate temperature (IT-PEFC) operated at 120 to130 °C, and for high temperature fuel cells (SOFC) operating at 500 to 800 °C; design, components, optimisation and control for low and high temperature fuel cell systems.
Current projects on PEFC materials:
- Aimee Jackson - Manganese oxide-Graphene oxide hybrid support systems for DMFC (and PEMFC) applications
- Daniel Smith - Ionic Liquid Fuel Composition Fuel Cells for Intermediate PEM
- Peter Mardle - An investigation of in-situ grown NiPt nanowires for PEFC application
- Sam Eardley - Optimisation of conditions and material properties to maximise the efficiency of interface ion exchange within PEMFC
- Oliver Fernihough - CCM's (catalyst coated membranes) with textured membranes and stack development
- Shariq Akhtar - Computational modelling of materials for fuel cells
- Daniel Escalera López - Transition metal dichalcogenides for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER)
- Ahmed Ibrahim - Testing filler materials within membranes of an intermediate temperature fuel cell
- Alan Stephen - Bio-synthesised nanoparticles for PEFC catalysts
Current projects on SOFC materials:
- Graham Stevenson - Design and Microstructural Control of All-Ceramic Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells
- Oujen Hodjati-Pugh - 3D Multiphysics Modelling and Experimental Validation of Microtubular Solid Oxide Fuel Stacks with novel Interconnection.
- Rhiannon Dixon - Investigating the Use of Noval Dopants for SOFC Anodes to Improve Tolerances to Sulfur and Carbon