Fuel Cell

Fuel cells are recommended for applications in emissions-free mobility, such as road traffic, trains, ships and aircraft. The fuel cell components must therefore continually operate reliably and efficiently with high electrochemical stability – even under extreme conditions.

In the "Fuel Cell" research topic, we have been supporting the development of membrane fuel cells in mobile applications since the early 1990s. Our core competencies are ex-situ materials analysis, in-situ characterization, modeling and production research of membrane electrode assemblies. Our in-situ characterization is carried out using single cells and cell stacks.

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Fields of Work

In the research topic "Fuel Cell" we focus on the following fields of work:

 

Modeling of Fuel Cells

 

Characterization of Fuel Cells

 

Production of Fuel Cells

 

Fuel Cell Stacks and Systems

We offer:

  • In-situ characterization of the membrane electrode assembly and its individual layers with regard to performance and aging behavior as a function of operation and with regard to contamination effects
  • In-situ characterization of fuel cell stacks with regard to performance and aging behavior as a function of operation using single-cell voltage detection and single-cell impedance spectroscopy
  • Ex-situ analysis of fuel cell components with regard to their microstructures and element distribution before and after aging
  • Modeling of performance and aging behavior from the microscale to the system level
  • Production research in sheet-to-sheet and roll-to-roll processes with variation of materials, composition and process control from catalyst powder to the assembled 7-layer membrane electrode assembly
 

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R&D Infrastructure

 

Virtual Tour of the Fuel Cell Lab

 

Virtual Tour of the MEA Production Lab

Research Projects

 

HyFab-BW

HyFab-Baden-Württemberg

Research Factory for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

 

FC-CAT

Fuel Cell CFD and Through-Plane Modeling

 

R2MEA

Series production of mobile fuel cells: Research platform for the roll-to-roll production of MEAs

Recent Publications on the Topic "Fuel Cell"

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2024 An Experimental and Numerical Study of Spatial and Temporal Catalyst Degradation during Start-Up and Shut-Down of PEM Fuel Cells
Hou, Yuze; Schall, Johannes; Dietze, Steve; Kurz, Timo; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2024 The Clean Hydrogen Economy and Saudi Arabia. Domestic Developments and International Opportunities
Sammelband
Anthology
2024 Saudi Arabia's Clean Hydrogen Journey. Past, present, and future
Shabaneh, Rami; Braun, Jan Frederik
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2024 Method development for gas adsorption measurements on proton exchange membrane fuel cell catalyst layers
Kolla, Maria; Christmann, Kläre; Gierse, Sophia; Groos, Ulf; Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2024 Europe's Hydrogen Pathways. Toward a balanced partnership with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
Braun, Jan Frederik; Wijk, Ad van; Westphal, Kirsten
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2024 Saudi Aramco's Clean Hydrogen Efforts: Between economic diversification and effective climate action
Krane, Jim; Braun, Jan
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2023 Spatially resolved simulation on PEM fuel cells meets experiments - which model complexity is enough under which conditions?
Kurz, Timo; Schall, Johannes; Raue, Nick; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Ionomer characteristics during the activation of PEM fuel cells - Investigated with CO-characterization methods
Christmann, Kläre; Schneider, Patrick David
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Ultrahigh Mass Activity Pt Entities Consisting of Pt Single atoms, Clusters, and Nanoparticles for improved Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Zeng, Zhiqiang; Küsperl, Sven; Balaghi, S. Esmael; Hussein, Haytham E.M.; Ortlieb, Niklas; Knäbbeler-Buß, Markus; Hügenell, Philipp; Pollitt, Stephan; Hug, Niclas; Melke, Julia; Fischer, Anna
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 An Experimental and Numerical Study of Spatial and Temporal Catalyst Degradation during Start-Up and Shut-Down of PEM Fuel Cells
Hou, Yuze; Schall, Johannes; Dietze, Steve; Kurz, Timo; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Impact of Platinum loading and layer thickness on cathode catalyst degradation in PEM fuel cells
Schneider, Patrick David; Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Singh, Rajveer; Jankovic, Jasna; Batool, Mariah; Godoy, Andres
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Women in Hydrogen and Diversity in Science
Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Characterization of PEM Fuel Cells
Zamel, Nada; Schneider, Patrick David; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Hadrich, Anne-Christine; Ney, Linda; Hou, Yuze
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 How to Model Fuel Cells
Gerteisen, Dietmar; Kurz, Timo; Raue, Nick
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Challenges of fabricating catalyst layers for PEM fuel cells using flatbed screen printing
Ney, Linda; Hog, Jakob; Singh, Rajveer; Göttlicher, Nathalie; Schneider, Patrick David; Tepner, Sebastian; Klingele, Matthias; Keding, Roman; Clement, Florian; Groos, Ulf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Simulating Cathode Catalyst Morphology and Degradation on Porous Carbon Supports
Hadrich, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick David; Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Vortrag
Presentation
2023 Tolerance of Silicon Oxide-Coated Pt/C Catalyst Toward CO and H2S Contamination in Hydrogen for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Praß, Sebastian; Nerlich, Leon; Singh, Rajveer; Godoy, Andres O.; Yancovic, Jasna; Friedrich, Kaspar Andreas; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Fuel Cells - Modelling
Hadrich, Anne-Christine
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Evaluation of different system configurations for a heavy duty PEM fuel cell system model
Böhm, Joscha; Kurz, Timo
Poster
2022 Effect of Catalyst Ink and Formation Process on the Multiscale Structure of Catalyst Layers in PEM Fuel Cells
Liu, Huiyuan; Ney, Linda; Zamel, Nada; Li, Xianguo
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Our Energy Transition
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Understanding degradation in PEM fuel cells
Zamel, Nada; Schneider, Patrick David; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Praß, Sebastian; Georg, Anneke; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Klingele, Matthias
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Effects of Balance of Plant components on system efficiency - a simulation study
Groos, Ulf; Kurz, Timo
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Modeling the Morphological Effects of Catalyst and Ionomer Loading on Porous Carbon Supports of PEMFC
Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick David; Herring, Patrick K.; Klingele, Matthias; Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 New technologies in fuel cells
Keding, Roman
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Impact of the Drying Temperature during Catalyst Layer Manufacturing on PEM Fuel Cell Performance
Ney, Linda; Wolken, Jean-Luc; Singh, Rajveer; Schneider, Patrick David; Keding, Roman; Clement, Florian; Klingele, Matthias; Groos, Ulf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Catalyst Degradation in PEM Fuel Cells
Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Screen Printed Catalyst Coated CCMs for Fuel Cells
Groos, Ulf; Ney, Linda
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Bottom-Up Studie zu Pfadoptionen einer effizienten und sozialverträglichen Dekarbonisierung des Wärmesektors. Endbericht
Thomsen, Jessica; Fuchs, Nicolas; Meyer, Robert; Wanapinit, Natapon; Ulffers, Jan; Bavia Bampi, Bruno; Lohmeier, Daniel Jan; Prade, Erik; Gorbach, Gregor; Sanina, Natalia; Engelmann, Peter; Herkel, Sebastian; Kost, Christoph; Braun, Martin; Lenz, Matthias
Studie
Study
2021 Lessons Learned from the Underrepresentation of Women in STEM: AI-enabled Solutions and More
Abuwatfa, W.; Zamel, Nada; Al-Othman, A.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Modeling the Flow Behavior of Catalyst Inks for PEM Fuel Cells by an Evolutionary Algorithm
Ney, Linda; Singh, Rajveer; Göttlicher, N.; Le, H.-P.; Tepner, Sebastian; Klingele, Matthias; Keding, Roman; Clement, Florian
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Grundlagen der Normung am Beispiel der Wasserstofftechnologien
Jungmann, Thomas
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Catalyst Coated Membranes - their Structure, their Performance and their Durability
Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Pore-Scale Modeling of Anode Catalyst Layer Tolerance upon Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure in PEMFC
Hou, Yuze; Prass, Sebstian; Li, X.; Du, Q.; Jiao, K.; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Context of Fuel Cells. An overview of surveyed literature
Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick; Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Characterizing Automotive PEMFC Membrane Electrode Assemblies
Groos, Ulf; Georg, Andreas; Gerteisen, G.; Hebling, Christopher; Klingele, Matthias; Sadeler, Christian; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 A Review of Functions, Attributes, Properties and Measurements for the Quality Control of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Components
Yuan, X.; Nayoze-Coynel, C.; Shaigan, N.; Fisher, D.; Zhao, N.; Zamel, Nada; Gazdzicki, P.; Ulsh, M.; Friedrich, Kaspar Andreas; Girard, F.; Groos, Ulf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 A Decade of German-Canadian Cooperation in Fuel Cells. Looking back at our story so far
Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Groos, Ulf; Hebling, Christopher
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Potenziale von Wasserstoff und regenerativen Kraftstoffen in der zukünftigen Mobilität
Groos, Ulf; Hadrich, Max; Salem, Ouda; Jochem, P.; Pregger, T.; Grube, Thomas; Koch, T.; Sauer, J.; Jörissen, L.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 The Role of Fuel Cells for the Energy Transformation in Mobility
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 From Catalyst Powder to Membrane Electrode Assembly - Results from HyFab
Clement, Florian; Keding, Roman; Klingele, Matthias; Ney, Linda; Schneider, Patrick; Singh, Rajveer; Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Activation mechanisms in the catalyst coated membrane of PEM fuel cells
Christmann, Kläre; Friedrich, Kaspar Andreas; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Context of Fuel Cells
Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick; Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Fuel Cells, Stacks and Systems. Electrochemical Energy Applications: Fuel Cells and Electrolysis
Zamel, Nada
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Hydrogen Technologies for a Green Mobility
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Verbundvorhaben "H2- und Kationen-Kontamination: Alterungseffekte, Material- und Sensorenentwicklung" (Halma*), Teilprojekt Kontaminationseffekte. Abschlussbericht
Prass, Sebastian; Zamel, Nada; Georg, Anneke; Groos, Ulf
Bericht
Report
2021 QuBK*: Qualifizierung von Brennstoffzellenkomponenten
Groos, Ulf; Klingele, Matthias; Schneider, Patrick
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Reconstructing Porous Structures from FIB-SEM Image Data: Optimizing Sampling Scheme and Image Processing
Roldan, D.; Redenbach, C.; Schladitz, K.; Klingele, M.; Godehardt, M.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Impact of cyclic mechanical compression on the electrical contact resistance between the gas diffusion layer and the bipolar plate of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell
Bouziane, K.; Khetabi, E.M.; Lachat, R.; Zamel, Nada; Meyer, Y.; Candusso, D.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Abschlussbericht für das Verbundvorhaben "Deutsch-Kanadische Brennstoffzellenkooperation: Diagnose und Entwicklung von Komponenten für automobile Brennstoffzellen" (Dekade*)
Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick David; Groos, Ulf
Bericht
Report
2020 Chemische Degradation von Brennstoffzellen-Membranen: Ex-situ Analyse in Fenton-Tests
Prass, Sebstian; Georg, Anneke; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 3D lattice Boltzmann modeling of droplet motion in PEM fuel cell channel with realistic GDL microstructure and fluid properties
Hou, Yuze; Deng, H.; Zamel, Nada; Du, Q.; Jiao, K.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Full Parametric Study of the Influence of Ionomer Content, Catalyst Loading and Catalyst Type on Oxygen and Ion Transport in PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers
Alink, Robert; Singh, Rajveer; Schneider, Patrick; Christmann, Kläre; Schall, Johannes; Keding, Roman; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Production of Catalyst Coated Membranes for Low Temperature PEM Fuel Cells
Zamel, Nada; Schneider, Patrick; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Keding, Roman; Singh, Rajveer
Vortrag
Presentation
2020 Hydrogen Oxidation Artifact During Platinum Oxide Reduction in Cyclic Voltammetry Analysis of Low-Loaded PEMFC Electrodes
Prass, Sebstian; St-Pierre, J.; Klingele, Matthias; Friedrich, Kaspar Andreas; Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Fundamentals, Materials, and Machine Learning of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Technology
Wang, Y.; Seo, B.; Wang, B.; Zamel, Nada; Jiao, K.; Adroher, X.C.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Latest findings from the canadian-german fuel cell collaboration
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Effect of Fuel Impurities (CO, CO2, H2S) on PEMFCs with Ultra-low Loaded Anodic Catalyst Layers
Prass, Sebastian
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Abschlussbericht für das Verbundvorhaben "SoHMuSDaSS: Sate-of-Health-Modellierung und Simulation, sowie Diagnose an Brennstoffzellen, -stapeln und systemen"
Groos, Ulf; Sadeler, Christian
Bericht
Report
2019 Analysis of Processes Appearing in the Catalyst Layer During the Break-In Procedure of a PEM Fuel Cell
Christmann, Kläre; Alink, Robert; Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Modelling and Validation of Potential-Induced Degradation in the Cathode Catalyst Layer of PEMFC
Gerteisen, Dietmar; Schneider, Patrick; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Park, J.; Suh, K.-W.; Sadeler, Christian
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 State-of-Health Modelling and Analysis of Potential-Induced Degradation
Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Sadeler, Christian; Schneider, Patrick; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Break-In of membrane electrode assemblies - State of knowledge and analysis of processes appearing
Christmann, Kläre; Alink, Robert; Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Fast and Reliable State-of-Health Model of a PEM Cathode Catalyst Layer
Schneider, Patrick; Sadeler, Christian; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Effects of ionomer gradients in cathode catalyst layers
Schneider, Patrick; Zamel, Nada; Singh, Rajveer; Christmann, Kläre; Keding, Roman; Klingele, Matthias
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Advanced Characterization of Fuel Cell Stacks
Keller, Stefan
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 FuelCells4Future - Mit Brennstoffzellen in eine nachhaltige Zukunft?!
Keller, Stefan; Jungmann, Thomas
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Elektrodenalterung an Laboreinzelzellen
Sadeler, Christian
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Qualifizierung von Brennstoffzellenkomponenten (QuBK)
Groos, Ulf; Alink, Robert; Zedda, Mario
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Selecting The Best MEA for Your Cell Design and Your Operation Strategy
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Characteristic time constants derived from the low-frequency arc of impedance spectra of fuel cell stacks
Keller, Stefan; Özel, Tansu; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Groos, Ulf; Manoli, Y.; Hebling, Christopher
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 LADOG - Brennstoffzelle und Batterie als Dieselersatz
Keller, Stefan; Christmann, Kläre; Heuer, Adrian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Simulation von potentialgetriebenen Degradationsprozessen
Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Schneider, Patrick; Sadeler, Christian; Zamel, Nada; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Heating of low and high temperature PEM fuel cells with alternating current
Kurz, Timo; Küfner, F.; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Canadian German Fuel Cell Research Cooperation
Groos, Ulf; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Hebling, Christopher
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 In-situ testing methods for membrane-electrode-assemblies
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Characterization of PEM fuel cells by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Gerteisen, Dietmar; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Keller, Stefan
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 A modular fuel cell battery hybrid propulsion system for powering small utility vehicles
Keller, Stefan; Christmann, Kläre; Sanchez-Arjona Gonzalez, M.; Heuer, Adrian
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 Investigation of inhomogenieties in automotive fuel cell stacks
Groos, Ulf; Keller, Stefan
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 Korrosion von Bipolarplatten in PEM-Elektrolyseuren und Brennstoffzellen
Georg, Andreas
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2016 The catalyst layer and its dimensionality - a look into its ingredients and how to characterize their effects
Zamel, Nada
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2016 Etablierung international harmonisierter Testprotokolle - Forschungsinstitute als neutrale Instanzen
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 German Developments in Fuel Cell Technology
Groos, Ulf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2016 Impedance spectroscopy of PEM fuel cells with large geometric area - challenges and opportunities
Gerteisen, Dietmar; Scherzer, Anne-Christine; Keller, Stefan; Zamel, Nada; Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 Einführung in die Normung der Brennstoffzellentechnologie
Jungmann, Thomas
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 Analyzing the influence of high electrode potentials on intrinsic properties of catalyst coated membranes using impedance spectroscopy
Alink, Robert; Schüßler, M.; Pospischil, Maximilian; Erath, Denis; Gerteisen, Dietmar
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2016 Analyzing the Temporal Development of the Cathode Catalyst Layer Properties During Accelerated Stress Tests
Sadeler, Christian; Gerteisen, Dietmar; Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 Möglichkeiten zur Charakterisierung im Feld - Teststandsentwicklung im Projekt MinimAl-Luft
Groos, Ulf; Kurz, Timo; Ammon, G.; Hahn, Daniel; Leible, V.; Raimann, Peter
Vortrag
Presentation
2016 In-Situ Characterization of Single Cells and Their Components
Groos, Ulf
Vortrag
Presentation
2014 Influence of air contaminants on planar, self-breathing hydrogen PEM fuel cells in an outdoor environment
Biesdorf, J.; Zamel, Nada; Kurz, Timo
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
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