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Fuel Cell Testing and Characterization


fuel testingCFES is working on developing advanced fuel cell components and systems through design, synthesis and engineering of novel materials. RPI researchers are also involved in the manufacturing and system design of electrode assemblies.

A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts a supplied fuel (hydrogen, methanol) into electricity and heat. Fuel cells are viewed as potential candidates for power plants and auxiliary power modules, and for mobile power (cars, buses, and portable power units for laptops and cell phones).

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Energy Materials:

  • Development and study of PEM, solid oxide, micro and alkaline fuel cells as well as sensors, control theory, bio-fuel cells, nanomaterials, bi-polar plates, systems engineering and gas diffusion layers.
  • Create advanced fuel cell components and systems through design, synthesis, and engineering of novel high-performance materials.
  • Development of new materials for fuel cell catalysts including next generation catalyst concepts and materials, testing, characterization and modeling.

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