The project I am working on revolves around development of improved membranes for high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (HT-PEMFC). Here I am focusing on both durability and performance of the membrane, since both are required to produce commercially viable fuel cells.
To do this my research will focus on the following topics.
- Fundamental studies using simulated operating conditions
- Development of novel polymers for use in fuel cell membranes
- Development of novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials
- Development of composite membranes
The major focus of this project is to tie the research topics together in the development membranes with improved performance and durability, like shown in the figure below.
The PhD project is part of the KDFuelCells, funded by The Danish Council for Strategic Research.