• Description of the catalyst coated layer (CCL, membrane or other substrate) structure and transport properties and mechanisms at its different scales
  • Characterization of the local conditions in the CCL during operation
  • Establishment of the link between structure / properties of CCL, local conditions during operation, and performance
  • Propose and validate structure and composition of CCL with improved catalyst efficiency and durability
Fuel cell research in Esslingen - EU-Project FURTHER-FC


Impact of CCL on PEMFC cost:  https://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/pdfs/17007_fuel_cell_system_cost_2017.pdf 
Impact of CCL on MEA performance limitations:
Kongkanand et al., The Priority and Challenge of High-Power Performance of Low-Platinum Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,  J. 

Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 1127 (anode/cathode: H2/air, 94 °C, 65/65% RH, 250/250 kPaabs, outlet, stoichiometry of 1.5/2. Single 
cell, 50 cm2 active area.)