fuel cells

Drexel researchers are working on the design and development of fuel cells and batteries for a wide range of applications. Primary area of research includes: design, diagnostics and characterization of PEM fuel cells, synthesis and design of new polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for methanol (power for portable electronic devices) and hydrogen (power for automobiles) fuel cells with the target of developing a fundamental understanding of morphology-transport relationships, novel catalyst designs (i.e. platinum supported on carbide-derived carbon). Faculty at Drexel is also working on flow battery technology for grid-scale energy storage. Primary area of research is in the field of vanadium redox flow batteries. Comprehensive experimental and modeling studies are being performed to develop new materials, improve performance and durability metrics of these systems.


Related Faculty:

Richard Cairncross Richard Cairncross
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 277
  215-895-2730
cairncross[at]drexel.edu

Yossef Elabd Yossef Elabd
Associate Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 482
  215-895-0986
elabd[at]drexel.edu

Yury Gogotsi Yury Gogotsi
Associate Dean for Special Projects
Director, Nanotechnology Institute
Distinguished University and Trustee
Chair Professor
Material Science & Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 383
  215-895-6446
gogotsi[at]drexel.edu

Vibha Kalra Vibha Kalra
Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 479
  215-895-2233
vibha.kalra[at]drexel.edu

E. Caglan Kumbur E. Caglan Kumbur
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Dept.
Office: 160 Curtis Hall
  215-895-5871
eck32[at]drexel.edu

Steven May Steven May
Assistant Professor
Material Science & Engineering Dept.
Office: LeBow 332C
  215-895-3650
smay[at]drexel.edu

Giuseppe Palmese Giuseppe Palmese
Professor and Department Head
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 283
  215-895-5814
grp27[at]drexel.edu



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