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MEA Design, Processing, and Integration

MEA: Membrane Electrode Assembly.

Conventional MEA Production Method: Study the interaction among design, materials, and processing through fundamental analysis and fuel cell testing.

Novel MEA Production Method: Directly grow and functionalize support and catalyst on porous carbon layer for MEA integration.

Relevant Publications:

  1. Du, S., Guan, S., Mehrazi, S., Zhou, F., Pan, M., Zhang, R., Chuang, P. A. and Sui, P.C., “Effect of Dispersion Method and Catalyst on the Crack Morphology and Performance of Catalyst Layer of PEMFC.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 168 (11), p.114506 (2021) https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/1945-7111/ac3598
  2. Samaniego, A. J., Arabelo, A. K., Sarker, M, Mojica, F., Madrid, J., Chuang, P. A., Ocon, J., Espiritu, R., “Fabrication of cellulose acetate-based radiation grafted anion exchange membranes for fuel cell application,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2020). https://doi.org/10.1002/app.49947
  3. Du, S., Li, W., Wu, H., Chuang, P. A., Pan, M., Sui, P., "Effects of ionomer and dispersion methods on rheological behavior of proton exchange membrane fuel cell catalyst layer ink," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.07.241