- Hydrogen in renewable energy systems
- Integration of fuel cell systems in industrial vehicles (forklifts)
- Hydrogen production by water electrolysis: influence of operating parameters on the operation and durability of electrolyzers
- Optimization and design of metal hydride tanks for hydrogen storage in terms of heat transfer
- Characterization of metal hydride tanks during hydrogen absorption / desorption
- Modeling of hybrid energy systems: 1. mobile: MUI, batteries, fuel cells; 2. stationary: MUI, wind, solar, battery, fuel cell.
- Operation, design and application of fuel cells
- Development of algorithms for fuel cell and electrolyzer control systems
The research group uses a laboratory for new thermal energy technologies which is equipped for testing and diagnostics of membrane fuel cells and electrolyzers as well as a prof. Radica lab for thermal machines. Equipment includes:
Fuel cell test station for single cells (Teledyne / Medusa) equipped with controllable load and frequency response analysis (Scribner & Associates)
Internal combustion engine test stand (cylinder pressure indicator and exhaust emission measurement)
A complete hydrogen power system (consisting of an electrolyzer, a water tank, a fuel cell, a control load, and a data management and storage system) connected to photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine installed on the roof of the building.