In the EFZN fuel cell competence network we bundle research and development competences of fuel cell technology partners in Lower Saxony.

We combine business – politics – science through projects, as well as consultation; and we build a bridge from material development to manufacturing technology and finally to system integration.

© TU Braunschweig, Institute for Technical Chemistry - Technical Electrocatalysis

 

EFZN fuel cell competence network – a network of experts from different disciplines.

Together we are utilising the opportunities of fuel cell technology!

    Interested in cooperating with us?

    Prof. Dr. Mehtap Özaslan

    and Dr. Frédéric Hasché

    Central contact persons in the EFZN fuel cell competence network

    Selected publications

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    Experts

    EFZN fuel cell competence network

    EFZN Universities

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Klaus Dröder

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology

    Keywords

    tooling technology • additive manufacturing for large volumes • manufacturing of hybrid function structures • automated stack formation of fuel cell stacks

    Prof. Dr.

    Georg Garnweitner

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Particle Technology

    Keywords

    nanomaterials • material synthesis • interfaces • functionalisation • metal oxides

    Dr.

    Frédéric Hasché

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Technical Chemistry, Technical Electrocatalysis Laboratory

    Keywords

    low-temperature PEM fuel cell • diagnostics of PEM fuel cell components • PEM fuel cell test centre • catalyst coated membrane (CCM) • technical electrocatalysis

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Arno Kwade

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Particle Technology

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Regine Mallwitz

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Electrical Machines, Traction and Drives, Power Electronics

    Keywords

    electrical energy conversion • high-performance electronics • wide band gap semiconductors • fuel cell electrolysis modular aggregates

    Prof. Dr.

    Mehtap Özaslan

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Technical Chemistry, Technical Electrocatalysis Laboratory

    Keywords

    technical electrocatalysis • operando electrochemical-spectroscopic studies • membrane electrode assemblies • low-temperature PEM fuel cell

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Carsten Schilde

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Particle Technology, Particle Simulation & Functional Structures

    Dr.

    Wilhelm Tegethoff

    Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute for Thermodynamics, Thermal Energy Systems

    Keywords

    thermal energy systems • hydrogen and fuel cell systems • simulation technology • operational strategy and management • mathematical optimisation

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Ulrich Kunz

    Clausthal University of Technology

    Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering

    Keywords

    electrochemical engineering • gas diffusion electrodes • electrochemical characterization

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Thomas Turek

    Clausthal University of Technology

    Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering

    Keywords

    electrocatalysts • gas diffusion electrodes • modelling

    Prof. Dr.-Ing.

    Stephan Kabelac

    Leibniz University Hannover

    Institute for Thermodynamics

    Keywords

    solid oxide fuel cells • high-temperature test bench • modelling • transport coefficients • system analysis

    Prof. Dr.

    Michael Wark

    Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

    Chemistry Department, Technical Chemistry 1

    Keywords

    composite membrane • high-temperature PEM fuel cell • alkaline fuel cells • precious metal-free electrocatalysts • biomass-based catalyst carriers

    Prof. Dr.

    Gunther Wittstock

    Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

    Chemistry Department, Physical Chemistry

    Keywords

    electrochemical scanning microscopy • x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy • precious metal-free electrocatalysts • reactive oxygen species • porous electrodes

    Non-university Research Institutions

    Prof. Dr.

    Andreas Friedrich

    DLR-Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

    Section Electrochemical Energy Technology

    Keywords

    low- and high-temperature PEM fuel cells • solid oxide fuel cells • stacks • fuel cell systems

    Dr.-Ing.

    Corinna Harms

    DLR-Institute of Networked Energy Systems

    Section Fuel Cells

    Keywords

    alkaline fuel cells • low-temperature PEM fuel cells • electrocatalysts • ion-conducting membranes • membrane electrode assemblies

     

    Peter Wagner

    DLR-Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

    Section Electrochemical Energy Technology

    Keywords

    alkaline fuel cells • low- and high-temperature PEM fuel cells • membrane electrode assemblies • catalysts • bipolar plates