Energy Center

Fuel Cell Systems

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems

Members of the Hydrogen Initiative focus on fuel cell technologies and hydrogen powered systems in general. This includes fundamental studies on membranes, electrodes, and catalysts as well as the development of novel hydrogen storage and production methods. The ignition and combustion of hydrogen is another key research area as it applies to both propulsion and power applications. Applications for this work include automotive and aerospace systems, stationary power, and portable power.

Researchers

Abu-Omar
Mahdi Abu-Omar
(Chem)
Combustion modeling, exhaust aftertreatment
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Afrawal
Rakesh Agrawal
(ChE)
Generation/
purification
of H2 for biofuels
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Anderson
William Anderson
(AAE)
H2 combustion for
propulsion and power
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Tim Fisher
Tim Fisher
(ME)

Electrode support and
processing; Heat transfer 
in H2 storage systems
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Gore 
Jay Gore 
(ME) 
H2 generation/storage;
combustion
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Rajamani Gounder
(CHE)

H2 for catalysis and
biofuels production
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Kramer 
Robert Kramer 
(ChE-Calumet) 
H2 generation from coal
and biological processes
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Ladisch 
Michael Ladisch 
(ABE) 
Biohydrogen fuel sources
for electrical power gen.
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Mudawar 
Issam Mudawar 
(ME) 
Heat transfer in H2 
storage systems
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Tim Pourpoint
Timothée Pourpoint
(AAE)

Hydrogen generation & storage
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Ramachandran 
P.V. Ramachandran 
(Chem) 
Borane and borohydride
chemistry for H2 gen.
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Shripad revankar
Shipad Revankar Cheng
(NE)

H2 generation from H2O
using nuclear energy
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Fabio Ribeiro
Fabio Ribeiro
(ChE)

Electrtocatalysis; H2 for 
biofuel production; 
water gas shift catalysts
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Son 
Steven F. Son 
(ME) 
Storage and release
of chemically stored H2
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Varma 
Arvind Varma 
(ChE) 
H2 generation for
fuel cells
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Technical Contact

Dr. Timothée L. Pourpoint
Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering
e-mail: timothee@purdue.edu


About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

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203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
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