Fuel Cell Technology Research Group

Published: 5/23/2015 3:05:30 PM

Fuel cell technology research group

Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that convert chemical energy of a reaction directly into electrical energy. In recent years, there has been considerable interest on the use of fuel cells as substitution for fossil fuels as power generation. There are several kinds of fuel cells, but some of them are become available commercially for industrial application and the others are in research level in laboratory. These fuel cells are including of:

1-Proton Exchange membrane fuel cell

2-Direct Methanol fuel cell

3-Molten Carbonate fuel cell

4-Solid Oxide fuel cell

5-Alkaline fuelcell

6-Zinc-Air fuel cell

7-Phosphiric Acid fuel cell

8-Microbial fuel cell

9-Formic Acid fuel cell

One of the main attractions of fuel cells relative to the other power sources using any hydrocarbon fuel is the potential to generate power with minimal or zero emissions. Among various kinds of fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) has advantages of high energy density, low operating temperature, easier fuel delivery and storage, easier system design and simpler operation. DMFC fuel cells are viewed as one of the most environmentally friendly energy conversion system due to high electrical efficiency for portable application.

Fuel Cell Technology Research Group has started its work in 2006. The main activities of this group are on methanol fuel cell and polymeric fuel cell. At the first, a testing station system for PEM and DMFC with a capacity of 1.5 kW is designed and built in this research group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       1.5kw of DMFC

In 2008, a direct methanol fuel cell system (DMFC) with a nominal power of 500 watts and total power of 1,050 watts was built and tested in this research group.

 

 

 

 

DMFC 500 watt

In 2009, a prototype PEM fuel cell system with weight of 3 kg and the net power were 500 Watt was made and installed on student contest UAV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEM fuel cell 500 Watt

In 2010, a 1 kW DMFC system that the promotion of 500 watt methanol fuel cell system is built.

 

 

 

 

 

DMFC 1Kw

In this research group an Ultrasonic methanol makeup sensor for using in DMFC system was built.

 

 

 

 

 

Ultrasonic methanol makeup sensor


 In this research group, at least 500 scientific journal and conference papers have been published inside and outside of the country.
 At least 80 postgraduate master and Ph.D. students are graduated in the issues related to the fuel cell.

Completed research projects with organizations outside of the university

 

Project subject or title

Executive

1

Design and construction of a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with a net power output 500 watts

Dr shakeri

2

Design and fabrication of an  Ultrasonic methanol makeup Sensor for using in DMFC system

Dr Ghoreyshi

3

Numerical simulation of CO2 bubbles in DMFC micro-channel

Dr Farhadi

4

PEM and DMFC engineering simulation software

Dr Ranjbar

5

Conceptual design of biological fuel cell

Dr Najafpour

6

Exergy analysis of a direct methanol fuel cell

Dr Sedighi

7

Experimental measurements of local performance of a  direct methanol fuel cell

Dr Shakeri

8

electrical stimulation of a direct methanol fuel cell in order to improve the performance

Dr roohi

9

Design and construction of a high power density PEM fuel cell

Dr shakeri

10

Design and fabrication of prototype micro DMFC

Dr shakeri

 

Effect of clamping force on fuel cell stack performance

Dr shakeri

12

Design and construction of a methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with 1 kW power output

Dr shakeri

13

Design and fabrication of a 500W PEM fuel cell system with maximum weight of 7 kg

Dr shakeri

14

Software development to evaluate the performance of polymer and methanol fuel cells

Dr Ranjbar

15

Designed a biological fuel cell

Dr Najafpour

16

Design and fabrication of a 14kW prototype brushless DC motor

Dr shakeri

 

 

 

Ongoing research projects with organizations outside the University

 

Subject or title

Executive

1

design and fabrication of silicon based Direct Methanol single cell

Dr shakeri

2

Design and construction of a 25W methanol fuel cell system

Dr shakeri

3

Design and production of a onboard hydrogen production system for 1Kw PEM fuel cell using sodium boro hydride

Dr shakeri

4

Design and construction of single methanol fuel cell with mixed fuel

Dr Taghizadeh

5

Design and construction of a 500w Zinc-Air fuel cell

Dr Dardel, Dr Shafaghat

6

Design and fabrication of a prototype  methanol reformer system

Dr shakeri

 

Research Institute Members and Collaborators

Fuel cell research group cooperate with research centers such as:

1-      Renewable energy Organization of Iran

2-      North science and Technology Center

3-       Mazandaran Shahid Basir Industry

 

name

family

 Degree

Field of study

Email

1

Korosh

Sedighi

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

ksedighi@nit.ac.ir

2

Mohsen

Shakeri

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

shakeri@nit.ac.ir

3

Mousa

Farhadi

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

mfarhadi@nit.ac.ir

4

Seyed Ali Asghar

Ghoreyshi

Professor

Chemical Engineering

aa_ghoreyshi@nit.ac.ir

5

Ebrahim

Alizadeh

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

ealizadeh@nit.ac.ir 

6

Mojtaba

Aghajani Delavar

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

m.a.delavar@nit.ac.ir

7

Shaban Ali

Gol

Lecturer

Electrical Engineering

gol@nit.ac.ir

8

Majid

Taghizadeh

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

m_taghizadehfr@yahoo.com

9

Ghasem

Najafpour

Professor

Chemical Engineering

najafpour@nit.ac.ir

10

Ali Akbar

Ranjbar

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

ranjbar@nit.ac.ir

11

Morteza

Dardel

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

dardel@nit.ac.ir

12

Reza

Ghaderi

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering

  r_ghaderi@nit.ac.ir

13

Abolfazl

Ranjbar Noei

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering

a.ranjbar@nit.ac.ir

14

Rouzbeh

Shafaghat

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

rshafaghat@nit.ac.ir

15

Javad

Imen

Phd Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

 

16

Seyyed mehdi

Rakht ala

Phd Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

17

Ghadir

Esmaeli

Phd Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

18

Abbas

Ramyar

Phd Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

19

Omid

Gholami

Master of science

Mechanical Engineering

20

Amir

Haji-shaabani

Master of science

Electrical Engineering

21

Maryam

Enayati

Master of science

Physiacal chemistry

Mar.enayati@gmail.com

22

Majid

Khorshidian

Master of science

Electrochemical Engineering

 

23

Farzad

Eskandari

Master of science

Electrical Engineering

 

24

Hosein

Karimnia

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

25

Mirtaher

Motahari

 

Electrical Engineering

 

 


 

 Equipment

1-  PEM fuel cell test station up to 2kw

2-  DMFC test station up 1.5kw

3-  EIS Biologic SP-150

4-  3D printing

5-  Power supply

6-  Electronic load

7-  Ampere meter and voltmeter

8-  CNC lathe  machines

9-  CNC milling machines

 

 Dissertation

 

Subject

Student

Supervisor

1

Experimental local current-voltage measurement in Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Mehdi Ahangar

Dr Shakeri

2

Design and fabrication a micro direct methanol fuel cell

Reza Ghayour

Dr Shakeri

3

Effect of clamping force on Direct Methanol Fuel Cell performance

Hasan Tajdin

Dr Shakeri

4

Design and construction of a high power density PEM fuel cell for low weight application

Mohammad Vaezi

Dr Shakeri

5

Effect of operating parameters on direct ethanol fuel cell performance

Saeed Heisiyat talab

Dr Shakeri

6

Hydroforming progressive die design for metallic bipolar plates

Ghazanfar Akbarinejad

Dr Shakeri

7

Optimization of flow field geometry design in PEM fuel cell using genetic algorithm

Mojtaba tafaoli masuleh

Dr Shakeri

8

Numerical Simulation of direct Methanol fuel cell using the Boltzmann Network

Mojtaba Aghajani Delavar

Dr Farhadi

Dr Sedighi

9

Analysis and numerical simulation of different flow field in PEM fuel cell

Morteza miansari

Dr Sedighi

10

Offering quasi-two-dimensional model in order to predict the behavior of methanol fuel cell

Ebrahim Alizadeh

Dr Farhadi

Dr Sedighi

Dr Shakeri

11

Exergy Analysis of direct methanol fuel cell

Ali osat ebrahim nejad

Dr Farhadi

Dr Sedighi

12

Output power improvement of a fuel cell and battery hybrid system

Mehdi dargahi

Dr roohi

13

Theoretical and experimental analysis of mass transfer and energy transfer in proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Tahereh Salyari

Dr Ghoreyshi

Dr Shakeri

14

Two dimensional numerical simulation of Direct Methanol fuel cell

Mojtaba parvizi

Dr Farhadi

15

Numerical solution of  Energy Equation in Direct Methanol fuel cell

Hesamodin Ravanbakhsh

Dr Farhadi

16

Hydrogen generation from methanol reforming with  Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 nano catalyst

Seyyed hasan sharifi

Dr taghizadeh

17

Construction and optimization of a laboratory-scale biological fuel cell

Mostafa rahimnejad

Dr Najafpour

Dr Ghoreyshi

18

Passive direct methanol fuel cell

Sasan yoosefi

Dr Shakeri

19

Effect of operating parameter in electrical performance of a microbial fuel cell

Sekineh fatemi

Dr Ghoreyshi

20

Influence of different carbon sources on electrical performance of a microbial fuel cell

Tahereh jafari

Dr Ghoreyshi

21

Design and construction of micro reactor methanol reform  for hydrogen generation

Foad mehri

Dr taghizadeh

22

Using microbial fuel cell without membranes for wastewater treatment

Ali tardast

Dr Najafpour

 

23

Numerical simulation of different flow field in PEM fuel cell

Mohammad mehdi abdollahzadeh

Dr Ranjbar

24

Numerical Simulation of PEM fuel cell with tapered channel

Majid shateri

Dr Ranjbar

 

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