Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology

University of Southern Denmark


Fuel cell activities

The energy materials group works on materials and processes associated with electrocemical energy conversion and storage.

In addition to the groups own equipment and expertise a close collaboration is taking place with other groups at the university working with Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, surface physics methods like XPS and AES and Raman spectroscopy.

University of Southern Denmark. Main entrance.


Present fuel cell related research activities:

  • Synthesis and characterization of electro-catalysts, catalyst supports and electrolyte materials.
  • Synthesis of platinum nanoparticles with a well defined, narrow size distribution.
  • Synthesis of catalyst materials via nano templates.
  • Electrochemical characterization using rotating ring-disc electrodes as well as coupled electrochemistry and mass spectrometry (EMS).
  • Characterization of interactions between electro-catalyst, catalyst support and ionomer binder in electrode-materials for PEM.
  • Synthesis and characterization of solid acid electrolytes for fuel cells and electrolyzers working at elevated temperatures.
  • Studies of degradation mechanisms and durability of electrode and electrolyte materials for PEM.
  • Recovery and reuse of materials from PEM.
  • Development of hollow fiber (CMS) modules for separation of hydrogen from other gases.

Loading in glove box of transfer cell to XPS or Auger spectroscopy


Pt catalyst of narrow size distribution on carbon nanofibers



Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology.
University of Southern Denmark
Niels Bohrs alle 1
DK-5230 Odense M

Phone: (+45) 6550 7360