The research is based on improving understanding of relationships between operating and environmental conditions to improve the reliability of PEMFC's, therefore enabling more informed decisions for their applications. PEMFC failure models will be developed which account for environmental conditions. Probabilistic models governing component degradation and failure aim to be developed, thus achieving more accurate lifetime predictions. Further work includes the extension and adaptation of PEMFC models to consider stack performance.
Main research areas of interest include reliability analysis, diagnostics and prognostics