Tubular Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

  • Technology: Tubular architecture for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC’s) designed with a fibrous carbon-based center electrode, which is replaceable, option for liquid electrolyte, no inner flow field plate, and optimized flow-field jacket
  • Key Metrics: Near-double specific energy density of other tubular PEMFC designs due to ~50% weight reduction; inner electrode & electrolyte (if liquid) are replaceable; cup-like, leak-proof design with reduced precious metal loading
  • Modular and cylindrical fuel cells have applicatio
  • ns across many transport applications, stationary, and portable fuel-cell applications, towards sustainable fuel cells with recyclable components



Contact Information

Name: Michael A Invernale

Email: michael.invernale@uconn.edu

Phone: (860) 486-2531