Fuel Cells efficiently generate electrical power from chemical fuels with minimal or zero exhaust emissions.
Several different kinds of fuel cells are being considered for both stationary and transportation
applications in the military, industrial, and consumer sectors. At the CRC we are working to solve basic science and
engineering materials problems. Recent and current projects include developing composite membrane materials to reduce
the ethanol cross-over problem in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, designing and developing micro-DMFCs, and studying fuel
reforming to produce hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuels in short contact time autothermal reactors.