Dr. Bade Shrestha, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, WMU
The research focus of the center is on the performance and efficiency evaluation of various PEM and Alkaline fuel cells. The effect of various operating parameters such as pressure, temperature, humidity, load, atmospheric impurities and composition are investigated. The transient performance and control strategies are also the area of investigation both experimentally and analytically through simulation and modeling.
The next area of research is focused on the electrochemical phenomena of the electrode materials, catalysts (noble or non-noble metals), process of loading of catalyst and assembly methodology of membrane-electrolyte-assembly. It also includes the research and development of enhanced bipolar, mono-polar and simulation model development using CFD.
The center is used both in teaching and research for undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information please contact: Dr. Bade Shrestha