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Experts on fuel cells

Fuel cells convert a fuel, usually hydrogen, into electricity using an electrochemical process. When fueled by hydrogen, fuel cells produce only water and heat as byproducts, making them a relatively green source of energy (relatively, since the majority of hydrogen currently used in fuel cells is derived from natural gas). Fuel cells could help lower greenhouse gas emissions by serving as powerplants for cars and other vehicles, where they offer longer ranges and quicker refueling than electric vehicles.

Among other topics, WPI experts on fuel cells can talk about new ways to design more efficient fuel cells and emerging applications for fuel cells.

Ravindra  Datta
Ravindra Datta
Affiliate Professor
Chemical Engineering

Professor Datta's work spans decades of applying the principles of kinetics, catalysis, and reaction engineering to energy challenges. He says while the long-term solution is renewable energy, much can be accomplished in... Read More

Jianyu  Liang

Professor Liang’s research explores the physics of interfaces between the nanometer and micron scales. Her team responds to the challenging interdisciplinary nature of their research endeavor through successful collaboration... Read More

Adam Clayton Powell

Professor Powell focuses his research on validated mathematical modeling of metal process development for clean energy and energy efficiency. His research group is developing new projects whose goals are to reduce vehicle body... Read More