研究室紹介

Fuel Cell System

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Graduate School of Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Course, School of Engineering

Electrochemical energy converter, such as fuel cell and electrolyzer, can work at higher efficiency and an excellent reliability with lower noise. These outstanding features of fuel cell and electrolyzer motivate us to utilize them as a main energy converter in next generation. Although a part of them has been commercialized, a more cost-reduction, durability and performance are required to be addressed. Against this background, our laboratory conducts R&D for fuel cell and electrolyzer based on mechanical engineering approach.

3D temperature distribution by using tailor-made in-line TCs with fine positioning

Hydrophilic and hydrophobic double MPL coated GDL

Staff

Prof. Kohei Ito
Assoc.Prof. Tatsumi Kitahara
Asst.Prof. Hironori Nakajima

The Main Research Topics

  • Elucidation of mass, heat and charge transport in fuel cell
  • Development of diagnosis and visualization technique in fuel cel
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