Fuel Cell and Battery Systems

The fuel cell and battery research programme is multi-disciplinary and involves mechanical engineering, control engineering and electrical engineering. The group conducts research in the areas of fuel cell, electrolyzer and battery components, systems and control with a strong focus on the combination of experimental and theoretical work. The group is also researching applications of the technologies for example in synthetic fuel production based on electrolytic hydrogen and various carbon sources.

The research group is devoted to the education of highly qualified Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhDs in the above mentioned areas. International students with an interest in the research area are invited to join the international master programmes in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. Alternatively, you may also work with fuel cells in the programmes Thermal Energy and Process Engineering and Mechatronic Control Engineering if your main interests lie within these areas. The group also welcomes guest students with an interest in working with fuel cells and batteries.  

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Contact Information

Programme Leader

Professor Søren Knudsen Kær
Direct phone: +45 9940 3300
E-mail: skk@et.aau.dk

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Laboratory Facilities

A state-of-the-art facility for testing battery cells and packs, fuel and electrolyzer cells, stacks and complete integrated systems. Test facilities to characterize catalytic processes for hydrogen production and synthetic fuel production.

The laboratory supports the research and educational programmes within the above mentioned areas. The facilities are open for other research programmes upon request.

The laboratory underwent a major update and renovation in 2012. The laboratory has allocated space for battery testing as well as electrolyzer and fuel cell testing. The available test equipment consists of commercial test stations combined with areas for in-house setups. The entire laboratory is equipped with ventilation systems, electricity connections and gas alarms that support using explosive gases. The laboratory is supplied with a range of gases from an external facility.

Further information about the laboratory facilities may be found here: Fuel Cell and Battery Systems Laboratory.