Marcus Adams

Centre for Doctoral Training Doctoral Researcher



Faculty of Engineering
University Park Nottingham
United Kingdom


Lead Supervisor

Professor David Grant

Research Summary

Marcus joined the CDT for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research in October 2016. Previously, he graduated from the University of Surrey in July 2015 with a MEng in Chemical Engineering.

His current research is in solid stage hydrogen storage for stationary hydrogen energy storage applications.

He is funded through the EPSRC CDT  in Fuel Cells and their fuels: EP/L015749/1.


Masters (MEng) in Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey (2015)


During his degree, he completed a 1 year placement at Technip, working within the oil & gas industry, as an Assistant Process Engineer designing ethylene plants and oil refineries.


Marcus’s research focuses on metal hydride solid state hydrogen technology for primarily stationary applications, and mobile applications where weight is not an issue (such as forklifts). The main aim is to produce a solid-state hydrogen store integrated with a PEM fuel cell which incorporates a passive heat management system. The intention is to improve the overall fuel cell system efficiency, while benchmarking the performance of the store with current compressed storage technologies.

His main areas of interest are:

  • Metal hydride storage
  • Heat transfer
  • Simulation and modelling

Other activities

Marcus enjoys many activities, such as swimming and football.