The Institute for Applied Hydrogen Research, Electro- and Thermochemical Energy Systems (H2Ohm) is a joint research facility at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm which brings together top tier researchers from across our university to conduct interdisciplinary research on the development of new materials and systems in alternative energy storage and conversion.  All our research revolves around electrochemical and thermochemical systems such as fuel cells and batteries and cogeneration machines using hydrogen-based energy sources. Researchers from five different Faculties are working together for a better understanding of the components and systems and their behaviour over time in realistic applications.

The Faculty of Materials Engineering provides expertise on the materials from the nanometer level at the boundary between membrane and electrodes to the degradation and stability of components, from bipolar plates to tubes. The Faculty of Applied Chemistry focusses on the development of accelerated stress tests, the application and development of in situ and ex situ characterisation methods, and is working on artificial intelligence enhanced analytical methods for the prognosis of deactivation mechanisms and the life span of electrochemical energy systems and their components. Researchers from the Faculty of Process Engineering are working on the thermal management of systems and the predictive maintenance of electrochemical systems based on data acquired during use of the systems. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology contributes its expertise to the issues arising in the electrical field of fuel cell systems. Finally, researchers from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering are having a look at the application of batteries and fuel cells in vehicles ranging from automotive via trucks and buses to railway engines.

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