This course is aimed at students interested in the fundamental science and engineering of fuel cells and fuel processors. This course covers the fundamentals of electrochemistry relevant for fuel cells, and the basics of fuel cell technology. Emphasis will be placed on PEM fuel cells for automotive applications, and on solid oxide fuel cells for auxiliary power units. Concepts in catalysts for fuel reforming, water gas shift, and preferential oxidation of hydrocarbons will be covered, along with hydrogen storage and hydrogen safety.
Number of Credits: 3
For more information about when this course will be offered, see our projected course schedule.