Ahmed’s area of research focuses specifically on the membrane development of Intermediate temperature PEMFCs that operate at 100-120°C, compared to the conventional 80°C. An increase in operating temperature improves reaction kinetics, reduces poisoning, enhances heat rejection and simplifies the cooling system of the fuel cell. However, current membranes that are dependent on water content for proton conductivity cannot perform at IT temperatures due to increased water evaporation rate and enhanced degradation. Therefore, multi-layered or composite blend membranes are being developed and optimised for the operation at intermediate temperature conditions. Material characterisation, degradation, tensile tests, in situ and ex situ testing will be employed.